UPDATE: REWARD INCREASED.
On April 4th, 2019 Hunt County Crime Stoppers offered a reward of up to $1,500.00 for information leading to the arrest of person(s) responsible for the murder of Heather Pope on August 3rd, 2010.
In the following days Carla Pope, Heathers mother, reached out and inquired about increasing the reward amount if monies were donated to Hunt County Crime Stoppers. The process was explained and on April 26th, 2019 Carla and Randall Pope met with Sgt. Jeff Haines, law enforcement coordinator for Hunt County Crime Stoppers.
Randall and Carla Pope stated they raised a total of $8500.00 to add to the reward. This increases the reward up to $10,000.00 for information leading to the arrest of person(s) responsible for the murder of Heather Pope. This reward is effective immediately.
Around 12:45 this morning HCEMS, Cash Rescue, Cambpell Fire and DPS were dispatched to I30 Westbound around the 105 mm for a major MVA. Per DPS dispatch the call was called in as a wrongway driver. An 18 wheeler and car where involved in this accident. Once units made scene they reported major damage to vehicles. One person was found to be fatally injured. Reports the person was ejected from the vehicle. Flight for Life 4 was put on standby but later disregarded. HCSO was requested to help out with traffic control. The highway was closed till almost 5:00am while crews worked to clean up the scene.
Per DPS spokesman. Ronald Bennett was driving his Honda elantra north on 513. Hes car went through the stop sign hit a culvert went airborne flying over the eastbound lanes and landing on the westbound side of I30 where he was hit by an 18 wheeler.
We have reached out to employees of the Walmart in Commerce Texas with what weve been told that they will no longer be a 24 hour store. They did confirm with us that they will be closing at 1:00 am instead of being a 24 hour store. The exact date wasnt really sure but could be sometime between April 26-30.
A 18 wheeler vs car in the Fairlie area leaves one injured.
HCEMS, Wolfe City Fire & Commerce Rescue units were dispatched to the area of Hwy 11 @ CR 4700, in between Commerce & Wolfe City today for a motor vehicle accident.
Upon arrival units advised this was going to be a bobtail 18 wheeler vs a passenger vehicle. The car was in the ditch, the rear of the 18 wheeler was in the ditch, with the front end sticking out into the Southbound lane. Commerce officers quickly assisted in shutting down Hwy 11 in both directions.
Hunt County EMS units did put a Helicopter on standby but later disregarded. HCEMS did transport 1 patient via ambulance with non life threatening injuries.
DPS officers did their investigation releasing the vehicle to the on call wrecker and road was reopened.