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The Amarillo Fire Department released information about two vehicle fires, which occurred Thursday evening at 1609 SW Bowie and at 1800 NW Washington Ave.
According to a news release for the first incident, the fire department dispatched a single unit to a reported vehicle fire. When the unit arrived at 8:33 p.m., a single vehicle was on fire in front of 1609 SW Bowie.
There was trouble extinguishing the vehicle due to a leaking fuel tank, which caused a second truck to be requested to provide a water supply. Crews had the fire under control by 8:50 p.m., and no injuries were reported. The incident is currently under investigation by the Amarillo Fire Marshal’s Office.
According to a news release for the second incident, the department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at 8:52 p.m. Thursday at 1800 NW Washington Ave. When units arrived, they found a vehicle on fire near two residences.
Firefighters had the fire under control by 9:02 p.m. with no extension to the nearby homes. No injuries were reported. According to the release, the owner of the vehicle stated he was replacing the fuel line on the car when the fire began.
For more information about the Amarillo Fire Department, visit https://www.amarillo.gov/departments/public-safety-and-organizational-services/fire.
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A Moore woman was killed Wednesday in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 221 about one mile north of Spartanburg.
Spartanburg County Coroner Rusty Clevenger identified the deceased as 18-year-old Kurshay Jackson of Daffodil Circle.
Trooper Joe Hovis said the crash occurred at 11:24 a.m. on Highway 221.
The driver of a 2013 BMW was traveling northbound on Highway 22. Jackson was driving a 2007 Toyota vehicle southbound on Highway 221 when she crossed left of the center line and was struck by the BMW.
Hovis said there were three passengers in the Toyota including a 1-year-old, 8-year-old and 9-year-old. They were restrained during the crash and suffered injuries and were taken to Spartanburg Medical Center for treatment.
Clevenger said Jackson died at the scene at 11:44 a.m. Clevenger said it was reported to his office that Jackson was a senior at Spartanburg High School.
The driver of the BMW was also injured and taken to SMC for treatment. Hovis said the crash remains under investigation.
Whitehall Division of Police officers arrested a 33-year-old Columbus man for receiving stolen property at 1:05 a.m. April 5 at South Hamilton Road and Melroy Avenue.
He was found in a vehicle that had been reported stolen, police said.
In other recent Whitehall police reports:
* Five juveniles from ages 11 to 17 were charged with curfew violations at 1:55 a.m. April 7 on the 100 block of Ross Road.
* Three juveniles, two 13-year-olds and one 16-year-old, were arrested for curfew violations and failure to comply with public orders at 12:30 a.m. April 8 on the 700 block of Lamby Lane.
* Burglaries were reported at 10 a.m. April 2 on the 4200 block of East Main Street; at 7:15 a.m. April 4 on the 400 block of North Hamilton Road; at 11:45 p.m. April 6 on the 1100 block of Fairway Boulevard; at 7:05 a.m. April 7 on the 800 block of South Hamilton Road; at 11:15 a.m. April 8 on the 900 block of Westphal Avenue; and at 9:30 p.m. April 8 on the 4000 block of Beechbank Road.
* A vehicle was reported stolen at 12:20 p.m. April 3 on the 4300 block of East Main Street.
* Property damage was reported at 3:45 p.m. April 6 on the 900 block of Colgate Road.
* Thefts were reported at 8:25 p.m. April 2 on the 700 block of Lamby Lane; at 9:15 p.m. April 4 on the 400 block of Beechtree Road; at 4:40 p.m. April 5 and at 1 p.m. April 7 on the 3900 block of East Broad Street; and at 1:55 p.m. April 6 on the 900 block of Karl Street.
ATLANTA – Atlanta police are investigating after a news vehicle was carjacked with a reporter inside of it Tuesday morning.
A news crew with CBS 46 was covering a story near Atlantic Station when a woman crashed her personal vehicle into a security gate along 17th Street. Investigators said the woman then approached the news vehicle before hopping into the driver seat and taking off.
Investigators said a reporter, identified as Iyani Hughes, was in the back seat of the running news van, possibly editing video, when the suspect jumped in and carjacked it.
Police said the reporter started screaming, telling the female carjacker to stop, and when she kept driving Hughes buckled her seatbelt.
At that point, police, who were on the scene after responding to the initial wreck, then chased after the stolen van. The suspect ended up crashing on Peachtree Circle in Ansley Park. Police said she tried to jump out and run but officers immediately took her into custody.
Hughes, who police said is pregnant, wasn’t hurt.
Police said the suspect is also pregnant. She suffered a broken arm.
Austin police on Friday identified two women who died this week after a crash in Southeast Austin.
Officers responded just before midnight Tuesday to a crash at the intersection of the northbound service road of Texas 130 and the westbound service road of Texas 71.
Investigators said Margarita Escalante Ibarra, 23, was driving along the westbound service road of Texas 71 when she ran a red light and struck a freight fuel truck.
Ibarra and a passenger in the vehicle, 22-year-old Alejandra Berenice-Sanabria-Alejandro, died at the scene, police said.
The driver of the fuel truck was uninjured, according to authorities. No charges are expected.
The deaths bring the number of traffic fatalities in Austin this year to 27, according to Austin police. There were 18 fatalities at this time last year.
#TravisCoTrafficFatality FINAL Vehicle Rescue at S Sh 130 Svrd Sb/E Sh 71 Svrd Wb: #ATCEMSMedics obtained Deceased on Scene pronouncements for 2 adult patients (previously mentioned), & 1 refusal from the 3rd patient involved. No other info available, EMS clearing scene shortly.
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