Multi-vehicle Crash in Arlington, Texas Kills at Least Two
Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 14-Dec-2011
At least 8 vehicles were involved in a deadly accident in Arlington near the intersection of Collins and Brown, causing emergency crews to cut into some of the autos to help occupants escape.
According to police, a shooting has been tied to the multi-vehicle accident in Arlington, Texas, although it is unknown whether shots were fire prior or subsequent to the crash.
Police identified the shooter and driver of the SUV that sparked the chain reaction of crashes in Arlington as Thomas Lester Harper.
At least two people were killed in the Texas car wreck and another two people were, reportedly, transported to Cook Children’s Medical Center with unknown injuries. Authorities said there were children passengers in at least one of the vehicles.
One of the shooting victims, 18-year-old Clarence Robinson, has been identified as a good samaritan, who, in his efforts to help Harper, was shot.
The other casuality of the fatal crash has been identified as 42-year-old Najee Nasir, who had recently moved to Arlington from Ohio. Reports noted that Nasir was rear ended by Harper’s SUV while stopped at a red light.
Witnesses on the scene estimated the ages of at least two children as being under two-years-old, who were later identified as Harper’s children. In addition, witnesses said the crash occurred before Harper pulled out a gun and started shooting.
The identities of the other people involved in the accident have not yet been released and the scene is still under investigation, though speculation has revealed a chase between two vehicles had taken place prior, sparking a chain reaction of crashes.
Harper is being charged with murder and intoxication manslaughter, police said.