Texas

James Smith Killed in Accident at Shoreview Rd in Dallas, TX

Date
December 3, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Auto-Pedestrian
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected
No

Where it Happened

Shoreview Rd, Dallas, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Dallas Police
Vehicles Involved
Tow Truck
Road/Highway
Shoreview Rd
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Individual was struck by a tow truck


What Happened

Dallas Police have information on an incident that killed one person at Shoreview Rd in Dallas, TX on December 3rd, 2023. Officials are saying it happened around 3 a.m. According to police, 67-year-old James Smith was struck by a tow truck. Reports allege a vehicle belonging to Smith was in the process of being towed for unknown reasons by a tow truck operated by 25-year-old Roberto Padilla. Reports further allege Smith may have been attempting to jump onto the vehicle before falling and being struck as it was towed away. Following this, reports say the truck may have left the scene, leaving Smith with fatal injuries. It has been stated by officials Padilla was charged with manslaughter in connection with the incident. Additional information was not immediately available.

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