Intoxicated driver hits tree in southeast Arlington, killing passenger

Arlington FD, PD, and EMS all responded to a serious crash with fatality last night (Monday) in the 5000 block of New York Ave between Bardin and Green Oaks.

Upon arrival, emergency responders located a vehicle that had impacted a tree in the median of the roadway. A passenger in the vehicle, now identified as a 27-year-old male, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

Investigators believe the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed when it crashed into the tree.

The driver was transported to a local hospital to be treated for injuries. Detectives believe he was intoxicated at the time of the crash. He has been placed under arrest at the hospital.