Truck Lifted Out of Turtle Creek; No Injuries Reported

A vehicle that was swept into Turtle Creek in Highland Park on Saturday during a thunderstorm was removed via crane on Monday around noon, according to officials.

Highland Park Department of Public Safety officials originally made contact with the driver of the vehicle – a pickup truck – around 2:45 p.m. on May 18. The driver said he abandoned his truck near Turtle Creek, just south of Fitzhugh Avenue, after he attempted to drive through the water-covered roadway.

He said his truck was then washed into Turtle Creek. He did not sustain any injuries.

“The equipment on scene [Monday] was necessary for the removal of the vehicle,” said Lance Koppa, HPDPS communications director.

Timothy Glaze

A journalism graduate of the University of North Texas, Tim has called Dallas home his entire life. He has covered news, schools, sports, and politics in Lake Dallas, Denton, Plano, Allen, Little Elm, and Dallas since 2009 for several publications - The Lake Cities Sun, The Plano Star Courier, the Denton Record Chronicle, and now, People Newspapers. He lives in Denton County with his wife and three dogs.

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