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One killed, three injured in wrong-way Ft. Worth crash

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One person was killed and three are injured following a multiple-vehicle wreck Friday evening in Fort Worth.

Five vehicles were involved in the wreck, which occurred in east Fort Worth at Trinity Blvd. and Rodolphus St.

Fort Worth Fire officials said multiple people were trapped in the vehicles and had to be extricated.

Police say the driver of a maroon van caused the accident while speeding down Trinity Boulevard going the wrong way.

The van first hit a white Chevy Malibu, sending it into the median. Then it hit a black Suburban head on, killing a female passenger who was pinned inside.

A silver Volkswagen rear-ended the Suburban, and a fifth car hit the van as it rolled.       

The three others involved in the crash who were injured were taken to local hospitals – two by ambulance and one by helicopter.

Dwayne Anders lives near where the crash happened. He says the speed limit there is 40 miles per hour, but many drivers disregard that.

“It's dangerous,” said Anders. “People just don't pay attention. Out here, I don't know how you could go the wrong way out here, unless you were impaired or not paying attention maybe texting or something, But this road, people speed on it every day. On the way to work they're flying; on the way home they're flying. It looks like a NASCAR race out here.”

Anders said the woman driving the Volkswagen got out grabbing her arm, and a relative showed up and pulled a car seat from the backseat, but there was no child in the car.

Police say the driver of the van was injured, but was talking to paramedics as he was loaded into a CareFlite helicopter.

Police currently don't believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash based on evidence at the scene.

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