Intoxicated driver arrested following crash that killed passenger near downtown Dallas

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality accident that occurred Friday night along Interstate 345 / US-75 at Ross Avenue in the downtown Dallas area.

At around 10:54pm last night, multiple emergency responders from the Dallas Fire Rescue and DSO responded to the scene on the southbound side of Central Expressway.

Deputies determined the driver of an SUV rear-ended an 18-wheeler. Paramedics provided medical attention to three (3) victims inside the SUV and transported them to area hospitals for further treatment. The front passenger was later pronounced deceased at the hospital. She has been identified as a 29-year-old woman.

The driver, a 21-year-old woman, was found to be intoxicated at the time of the crash. She has been charged with Intoxication Manslaughter. She was one of the injured persons transported to the hospital.

The crash remains under investigation.