CBS 11 Header TXA 21 Header MeTV Header KRLD Header The Fan Header
Two Great Apps: CBS DFW Weather App: iPhone App Store | Android App Coming Oct | Download
                                   CBS Local App: The Latest From CBS DFW On Your Device | iOS & Android | Download
                                   -Including Breaking News Notifications, Audio and Video from CBS DFW


Fort Worth Firefighter Killed In Motorcycle Crash

View Comments
(credit: KTVT/KTXA) Elizabeth Dinh
Elizabeth joined CBS 11 News from Seattle's KOMO-TV in December 2...
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

From Our CBS Music Web Sites

186152214 Fort Worth Firefighter Killed In Motorcycle CrashJIM GAFFIGAN, "My kids have never eaten Hot Pockets

181572784 8 Fort Worth Firefighter Killed In Motorcycle CrashFunny Faced Cheerleaders

 alt=Musicians Then And Now

455079896 Fort Worth Firefighter Killed In Motorcycle CrashWATCH: Iggy Azalea & JLO's Booty Battle

 alt=Remembering Jimi Hendrix 44 Years Later

cowb thumb Fort Worth Firefighter Killed In Motorcycle CrashCowboys Cheerleaders

(credit: Fort Worth Fire Department)

(credit: Fort Worth Fire Department)

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – An off-duty Fort Worth firefighter is dead following a motorcycle crash in the 300 block of Sycamore School Road, close to Interstate-35W. The crash happened around 6:45 p.m. Monday evening, about one mile away from the firefighter’s home.

The victim was identified as 42-year-old Lylian “Randy” Berry Jr. of Fort Worth. According to a press release, Berry and a female passenger — later identified as 37-year-old Shymill Murphy — were riding on the motorcycle when the firefighter lost control and crashed. Authorities said that he had swerved to avoid a turning SUV. “The driver of the motorcycle was transported to an area hospital, where we later found out that he died,” said Fort Worth Police Department spokeswoman Sharron Neil.

Officials have not said if either victim was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. Police are still conducting an investigation.

Berry worked at Fire Station 28 on Everman Parkway in the southern part of the city. His co-workers were the first to arrive at the crash scene, and some of them even accompanied him and Murphy to the hospital. Berry had been with the Fort Worth Fire Department since 2006 after serving for four years in the Air Force. He is survived by 19-year-old and 15-year-old daughters.

The press release said that the Fort Worth Fire Department was “deeply saddened at the unexpected loss of one of its members.”

Also Check Out:


View Comments