Man Killed After Driving off Exit Ramp
No one can ever predict when or how an accident can occur. Even if you strive to be the safest driver on the road, the worst can happen. Both rollover and airborne crashes can be the most frightening because there is a complete loss of control. That seems to have been what happened Sunday evening when a car crashed off the Martin Luther King Freeway over the weekend.
Texas News Today reports that a 59-year-old Fort Worth man was killed after his car plunged off an exit ramp and into a 30-foot deep canyon on Sunday, July 4, 2021.
Fort Worth Officials say that the fatal crash happened at approximately 7:00 p.m. when the victim was heading northbound on the Martin Luther King Freeway (U.S. Highway 287). The man’s vehicle went off the exit ramp, through a barrier, and off the road. The airborne car plunged more than 30 feet into the deep ravine.
Emergency crews arrived at the scene of the crash and declared the victim dead at the scene. According to information appearing on the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s website, the victim died as the result of blunt neck trauma.
No other injuries were reported in connection to the crash.
A spokesperson from the Fort Worth Police Department said they are exploring how the car became airborne and fell off the freeway, and the underlying cause of the accident is being investigated. So far, intoxication by drugs or alcohol has not been ruled out.
The accident remains under investigation.