One dead, six injured in Dallas after crane crushes parking garage, apartment building

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UPDATE #1 (10:00 a.m.): The woman killed in the crane collapse has been identified as 29-year-old Kiersten Smith, according to Dallas-Fire rescue officials.

The entire building was shut down and hundreds of people have been displaced. Residents were given hotels and food vouchers.

All residents of the building had been accounted for by Sunday evening. Two remain in critical condition and three others are injured.

The National Weather Service estimated that winds were up to 80 miles per hour at the time of the collapse.

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A crane collapsed on an apartment building and parking garage in Dallas on Sunday, killing one person and injuring six, authorities said.

Jason Evans, a spokesman with Dallas Fire-Rescue Department, said five of the wounded were in serious and critical condition. A sixth person was hospitalized and released, he said.
 

Severe storms were moving through the area at the time, but officials could not yet confirm that the heavy winds were responsible for the collapse.

The crane tore through four floors of the apartment building in Dallas’ downtown city center district, Dallas Police Department spokesman DeMarquis Black said. It wasn’t clear how many floors in the garage collapsed.

Dramatic images from the scene appeared to show cars teetering on the edge of collapsed floors in the garage.

Other vehicles appeared buried beneath rubble and under other cars that had toppled onto them.

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