Driver killed when pickup truck crashes into electrical pole in northwest Tarrant County

A driver was killed when his pickup truck hit an electrical pole in northwest Tarrant County on Monday afternoon, according to the sheriff’s office.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the man who died as Jerry Don Helm, 69, of Fort Worth.

About 1:05 p.m., Tarrant County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the accident in the 9900 block of Morris Dido Newark Road.

They found a pickup truck had struck a utility pole, trapping the driver inside, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

Paramedics took Helm to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Sheriff’s office crash investigators are working to determine the cause of the accident.

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