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Fiery Crash in Heartland Kills One, Sparks Grass Fire and Causes Power Outages

According to’s Mathew Richards, one teenager was killed in the crash and another was transported to Baylor Medical Center in Dallas, Texas, in unknown condition, Texas Department of Public Safety spokesperson Sgt. Kyle Bradford told

The crash was reported at approximately 4:20 p.m. on County Road 257 just north of Farm-to-Market (FM) 2757 and south of the Heartland community. An approximate five-acre grass fire was sparked as a result of the crash which saw a fire department response from Crandall, Forney, and Kaufman. Bradford says the vehicle was traveling eastbound on County Road 257 when, for yet to be determined reasons, the vehicle left the roadway.

Responding officers closed a portion of the roadway as their investigation continues. Trinity Valley Electric Co-op initially reported a power outage in the area but have since rerouted utilities and restored a majority, if not all, power to area residents – See more here.


It is not clear why the one vehicle crash occurred, but it is clear that the driver of the vehicle either lost control of the vehicle due to a defect with the vehicle, inattentiveness, or distracted driving. Such a horrific loss of life that most likely could have been avoided. The passenger or their family will have to bring a claim against the driver of the vehicle in order to recover medical damages. Also, if there was some defect in the vehicle that contributed to, or caused the crash, then claims by both the driver and the passenger will have to be made against either the vehicle manufacturer, a manufacturer of the part that was defective, or the car dealership that sold the defective vehicle. If we knew more about how the accident happened, who the deceased party was, and why the accident was cause, we could shed more light on the situation. But at this time, our thoughts and prayers go out to the family’s involved in this tragic accident.

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