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Three die in “horrific” crash on Texas interstate

On Behalf of | Jun 9, 2019 | Wrongful Death

It is about a 250-mile drive north of Houston to get to Arlington. The city was recently the site of a fiery interstate crash that a local police department spokesperson described as “horrific.” Three people were killed in the crash, law enforcement officials said, but authorities had been able to identify only two of the crash victims.

A 29-year-old Texas man was arrested at the scene of the crash on Interstate 20 and charged with three counts of intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle.

The two victims identified were a man, age 55, and a woman, age 20. Both were from nearby Grand Prairie. The two victims shared a last name, though officials did not say if they were related.

The crash took place at about 11 at night on an overpass, the police spokesperson said. The 29-year-old driver was headed east when his vehicle drifted to the right and struck one of two vehicles that were parked on the shoulder. One car was apparently disabled and the other car was believed to be there to help the occupants of the disabled vehicle get their car going again.

The car initially struck by the reportedly impaired driver was the second vehicle – the one there to help with the disabled car.

The car struck by the 29-year-old then slammed into the other vehicle and all three cars then caught fire in what became “a horrific scene,” the spokesperson said.

The apparently drunk driver was treated for what were considered minor injuries.

The families of crash victims can fight for justice with qualified legal representation experienced in personal injury and wrongful death litigation.


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