2 children among dead
in Dallas 1-vehicle crash
GRAND PRAIRIE — Authorities are investigating a one-car crash in the Dallas-area that left three people dead, including two young children.
Grand Prairie police said a 26-year-old man was driving at a high speed on Interstate 30 when he lost control of the vehicle and it collided with a concrete light pole base in a median.
Police said a 29-year-old woman died at the scene. Two children — ages 3 and 4 — were taken to a hospital where both died.
The driver was taken to a hospital, and was listed in serious but stable condition
Police said alcohol is thought to have been a factor in the crash, which remains under investigation.
Brothers plead guilty in
$36M health care kickback scheme
DALLAS — Two Fort Worth brothers have pleaded guilty to playing a role in an alleged $36 million fraud scheme involving unnecessary lab tests of saliva and urine that were billed to the U.S. military’s health care system.
Matthew and Britt Hawrylak pleaded guilty Friday. An attorney for them declined comment. The brothers will be sentenced in November.
Two Travis County men were also charged in the alleged scheme. They have pleaded not guilty.
A criminal filing says the defendants, who are charged with conspiracy to commit health care fraud, each face up to five years in prison and a maximum fine of $250,000 if convicted.
The filing says the defendants operated Killeen-based ADAR Group solely to profit by submitting bogus health care claims.
Man sought in shooting
of teenagers after Galveston wreck
GALVESTON — Galveston police are searching for a man who shot and wounded two juveniles during an altercation after a minor car accident.
Police said the shooting happened Friday.
Witnesses told police that an adult man got out of one of the cars and was assaulted by two teenage boys who were passengers in the other car. Police said the adult man then retrieved a handgun his car and fired several shots through the windshield of the other car. Police said the shooter then fled.