Fort Worth

Driver crossed into oncoming traffic in crash that killed 3, injured 2 children, police say

A crash on Blue Mound Road in Fort Worth on Tuesday night in which three people were killed and two children were seriously injured was caused by a driver who crossed into oncoming lanes of traffic, police said Wednesday.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office on Wednesday identified two of the people killed as Todd Lamar Thomas, 29, of Fort Worth, and Crystal Lynn Haskins, 34, of Justin, Texas.

One of the children was in serious condition Wednesday afternoon and one was stable, police said. The children are 10 and 13, police said.

The vehicle that crossed into lanes of oncoming traffic was occupied by one person, who died, police said. The other vehicle that was hit head-on was occupied by two people who died, police said, and two children who sustained serious injuries.

The children were both transported to Cook Children’s Hospital — one in critical condition and one in serious condition — Tuesday night.

The crash occurred around 8:15 p.m. Tuesday in the 14500 block of Blue Mound Road (Farm to Market Road 156) at the intersection with East Bonds Ranch Road, police said. The vehicle that caused the crash was reportedly heading northbound when it crossed into southbound lanes.

The police department’s traffic investigation team is conducting a follow-up investigation.

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Jack Howland is a breaking news and enterprise reporter. Before coming to the Star-Telegram in May 2019, he worked for two and a half years as a breaking news reporter at the Poughkeepsie Journal in New York. He’s a graduate of the University of Missouri School of Journalism.