I-45 Texas

Wed
13
Sep

FVFD battles grass fires

Four individuals helped extinguish one of two small grass fires near Cole's BBQ on FM 27 West over the weekend. Claye Pope, Bryce Howard, Sgt. Michael Douglas, and Sgt. Matt Hamilton – both Texas State Guard members of the 19th regiment 2nd BN – used whatever they had on hand to put out the fire. Pope said she used a towel to slap at the fire, while the two sergeants used their boots and Howard poured Gatorade on the flames. The two military men were on their way back to Dallas after lending a hand down south. Fairfield Volunteer Fire Department Engine 82 and Grass 86 responded, extinguishing the second small fire and establishing a fire line.
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Thu
10
Aug

I-45 tied up after wreck

One man was killed when the vehicle (a 2017 Nissan Rogue pictured above) clipped the end of a tractor trailer, rolled several times, and flipped on I-45 Sunday.
Photo by Richard Nelson

A one-car fatality stopped interstate traffic late Sunday afternoon after a driver reportedly rear-ended a tractor trailer at the 193 mile marker on I-45 outside Fairfield. Four people were traveling northbound in a 2017 Nissan Rogue driven by 49-year-old Farideh Khajeai of Norman, Oklahoma. Accident reports show Khajeai and two other passengers were injured, while a fourth passenger, 61-year-old Dannil Sherif, was ejected from the vehicle and killed. His cause of death was reported as blunt force trauma to the head. Reports show Sherif was not wearing a seat belt and was riding in the back seat. According to information taken at the scene, Khajeai said she was “nervous while approaching the tractor trailer” and went off the road into the center median.

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