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Family of man killed after crashing into home disputes reports he was fleeing

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There are conflicting reports about what happened moments before a driver lost control, crashed into a Fort Worth home last month and died.

Police video from one of the first officers on the scene shows what she encountered, but the driver's family says the video doesn't tell the whole story.

They say they're angry that police have portrayed 39-year-old Gaylon Moore as someone who was fleeing the scene of another crash.

FOX 4 News has obtained body camera video from an officer who arrived shortly after the horrific accident.

This much is clear -- a station wagon driven by Moore hit a fire hydrant and was going so fast it went airborne before crashing into a garage.

Police say Moore was fleeing the scene of another accident a short distance away, in which he'd clipped a pickup truck.

While Moore died in the crash, his 6-year-old son who was strapped in a car seat survived. Still, both had to be cut out of the overturned car.

The boy was taken away in an ambulance, but his injuries proved to be minor.

Family members say from the story the boy tells, his father was not fleeing the first accident –- instead, they believe he'd had a seizure, a stroke or some other kind of medical issue.

Now, they're hoping that medical tests, still not completed, will prove that.

Fort Worth began testing the tiny body cameras on officers in 2012 and added 145 in August as a tool that makes an indisputable record of police encounters. They're similar to dash cams that police have on their cars.

Officers choose when to turn them on, but once they are rolling, what they record goes to an internet-based storage system that the officer can't edit or delete. The public and the media can also access them by filing Freedom of Information requests.

"Right now it's voluntary," said Cpl. Tracey Knight. "But we have more officers volunteering than we have cameras for."

Knight says the latest recruit class will all be outfitted with them.

Family members say the 6-year-old boy has been traumatized by the accident that killed his father, but physically, he is doing fine.                  

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