Crane Collapse Kills 1 and Inures 6 in Dallas, TX

Fox News reports that 1 person was killed and at least 6 others injured, 2 seriously, following a crane collapse during severe thunderstorms in downtown Dallas.

Reports say that the crane toppled over onto an occupied building, tearing a large gash along the side of the structure, and hitting a nearby parking garage.

Dallas Fire-Rescue spokesman, Jason Evans, said that the crane fell onto the building Sunday afternoon as strong winds, heavy rain, and hail battered parts of North Texas.

Evans added that the building was under construction, and he was unsure if anybody was currently working on it.

He said that in addition to the one death and one person with minor injuries who was discharged, two were in critical condition, and three were in noncritical condition.

The National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm watch for the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area until 7 p.m. Sunday, warning of heavy rain, damaging gusts, and large hail. It also issued a flood advisory for parts of the region until 5 p.m.

The weather service said winds could exceed 70 miles per hour.