Truck crashes into downtown Fort Worth building

Truck accident

Credit: Courtesy Brian Luenser

This Dodge pickup truck crashed into the Criminal Courts Building in downtown Fort Worth early Sunday morning.



Posted on February 19, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Updated Sunday, Feb 19 at 12:48 PM

Truck crash

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FORT WORTH — Fort Worth police are investigating an accident in the 300 block of West Belknap Street at Throckmorton Street early Sunday morning.

A pickup truck driven by Jeremy Lynn Sturch of Chico ran a red light, struck a curb, and crashed into the Tarrant County Criminal Courts building downtown around 2 a.m.

A police officer who witnessed the accident said she had to slam on her brakes to avoid being hit by the truck, which was traveling at a high rate of speed before impact.

A passenger in the truck, 31-year-old Michelle Lynne Lightfoot of Bridgeport, was injured. A police report indicates that she suffered severe injuries.

Sturch was arrested and faces intoxication assault charges.