A 22-year-old man died as a result of a two-vehicle accident in the 1700 block of Jay Bird Lane in Reno at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday.
“A 2016 Ford Mustang driven by a 22-year-old male was traveling southbound in the 1700 block of Jay Bird Lane in Reno. The Mustang entered the northbound lane and struck a 2012 Ford pick-up driven northbound by a 56-year-old male,” according to a release from the Reno Police Department. “The driver of the Mustang was deceased at the scene and the driver of the pick up was flown to John Peter Smith Hospital.”
Reno Police Chief Timothy Holzschuh said the city has received preliminary approval for a Texas Department of Transportation Selective Traffic Enforcement Program grant to improve Jay Bird Lane, Knob Hill Road and State 199.
“This area of the Metroplex is experiencing population increases and with it traffic volume increases. As the volume increases on these rural, two-lane, Farm-to-Market roads, we are also experiencing more crashes,” Holzschuh said. “During the years 2016-2018, we experienced several fatality or near fatal crashes on Knob Hill. I requested assistance from TxDOT who conducted a traffic survey, which resulted with a speed reduction from 60 [miles per hour] to 55 mph on Knob Hill. I am collecting the crash statistics from the area of this crash on Jay Bird for potential consult with TxDOT. We may need to take more measures to decrease the crashes in that area. We remain vigilant to make our area more safe for motorists through our working relationship with TxDOT, Texas DPS and the Parker County Sheriff. Reno has received preliminary approval for the TxDOT STEP grant, which includes all of Jay Bird Lane, Knob Hill and [State] 199.”
The Reno Police Department was assisted by the Texas Department of Public Safety, Springtown Police Department, Parker County Sheriff’s Office and the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, and the accident remains under investigation at this time.
The names of the individuals involved in the accident are not being released at this time.