Lieutenant Eric Ellison of the Orange County Police Department in Texas had the difficult assignment of telling 18-year-old Kazzie Portie that his parents died when the motorcycle they were riding was hit by a pickup truck, according to FOX 13 on June 1. As a show of support, Ellison attended the teen’s graduation ceremony a few days later.
According to an interview conducted with Ellison by local news channel KBMT, telling Portie about the tragedy that ended his parents’ lives was one of the hardest things he has ever had to do.
The pickup truck driver who caused the accident is facing two counts of manslaughter.
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Two people lost their lives in separate vehicular accidents in the early morning hours of February 2 in Fort Worth, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Fort Worth police spokeswoman Tamera Pena reported that a single-vehicular crash occurred at around 2 a.m. in the 4700 block of West Loop 820 South near Camp Bowie Boulevard. 23-year-old Matthew Lutkins was killed when his car struck a sign pole, causing Lutkins to be ejected from the vehicle.
Approximately one hour later, police reported to the site of a truck accident on westbound Interstate 30 near Cooks Lane. An 18-wheeler and minivan collided, resulting in the death of 36-year-old Clifton Smith. Police said Smith died at the scene of the accident, while another person was transported to a local hospital. A third person was given emergency treatment on site. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured from the collision.