24-year-old killed in fiery College Station crash

POSTED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 4:11pm
UPDATED: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 7:18pm

Two charred vehicles and debris littered the intersection of Barron Road and William D. Fitch Parkway after a deadly, fiery crash Thursday morning.

"It appears that at around 10:29, a Land Cruiser was northbound on William D. Fitch and a white mid-size truck was eastbound on Barron Road and the two collided in the intersection," said Sgt. Calder Lively with the College Station Police Department. "The vehicles traveled off the road where they struck a light pole and caught on fire."

Police say when EMS arrived, the cars were engulfed in flames.

The two inside the green Land Cruiser managed to survive and were taken to a nearby hospital.

The lone occupant and driver of a pesticide truck was tragically killed at the scene.

"The fire heated up significantly," Sgt. Calder said. "It did consume the front portion of the truck and you can even see scorch marks on the pole."

During the crash pesticides from the truck spilled into the roadway causing the investigation to be put on hold while the fire department determined how to clean up the chemicals.

Bart Humphreys said this was to ensure the safety of the officers.

"We want them to be safe naturally so as soon as we can determine what it is and how they can be protected then they can proceed with their investigation."

Police say 24-year-old Daniel Dodds was the man killed. They say it appears he ran a red light, striking the SUV. 

He worked for Venus Pest Company.

The William D. Fitch and Barron Road intersections were closed for more than six hours Thursday as police investigated.


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