19-year-old DWI driver kills another driver in overnight northwest Dallas crash

Dallas police say a 19-year-old driver of a 2006 Cadillac Escalade is expected to be charged with Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault following a deadly overnight crash in northwest Dallas.

Firefighters and police from Dallas responded to the scene just after 1am in the 11100 block of Harry Hines Blvd between Royal Lane and Walnut Hill Lane. The Escalade was traveling northbound on Harry Hines Blvd at a high rate of speed when it struck a pickup truck and a second vehicle.

The impact of the crash caused the Escalade to penetrate the back of the second vehicle, causing significant damage. The driver of this second vehicle, identified as a 42-year-old man, died at the scene. The driver of the first vehicle hit by the DWI suspect was not injured.

After the crash, the driver and a passenger (21-year-old) inside the Escalade fled the scene on foot, but were apprehended. As aforementioned, the driver is expected to be charged with Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault.