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Driver loses control of vehicle, crashes into Fort Worth home and dies

A pickup driver was killed early Friday when he crashed into a home after driving at a “high rate of speed,” authorities said Sunday.

Officials at the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Jose Pena, 36, of Fort Worth, who was pronounced dead at the scene.

The crash was reported shortly before 2:30 a.m. Friday in the 2300 block of Northeast 36th Street.

Fort Worth police said Pena was driving his Ford truck southbound on Deen Road when he lost control of his truck sending it sideways. He jumped a curb, took out a street sign and fence and then rolled into the home, authorities said. He was ejected during the crash.

Segura would not say how fast the man was going.

A couple and three children were in the home at the time of the crash, said police Sgt. Steve Enright in a Friday email. A woman in the home suffered minor injuries and was taken to a local hospital, officials said.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763