Speeding drunk driver runs red light and hits vehicle in west Dallas, killing three people
The Dallas Police Department is investigating a multi-fatality crash that occurred just after 1:30AM in the west Dallas area.
According to police, a drunk driver traveling at a high rate of speed was going westbound on Singleton Blvd. when he ran the red light at the Hampton Road intersection and collided with a passenger vehicle traveling southbound on Hampton.
The force of the collision caused the vehicles to hit two others. A total of four vehicles were involved in the crash.
The vehicle hit by the drunk driver was occupied by four people. The driver, a 47-year-old man, was killed. Two passengers, a 19-year-old female and an 18-year-old female, were also killed. The woman sitting in the front passenger seat, a 42-year-old woman, was transported to a local hospital with serous injuries.
No other drivers were seriously injured.
The suspect, a 23-year-old man, was transported to a local hospital where he was found to be intoxicated. Police have charged him with three counts of Intoxication Manslaughter and one count of Intoxication Assault.