Driver dies in single-vehicle crash along I-20 in Dallas; may have been racing other vehicles

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality accident that occurred overnight along Interstate 20 between Hampton Road and Wheatland Road in the south Dallas area.

Deputies found that one vehicle had collided with a large metal pole along the median of the interstate. The driver was trapped inside and unresponsive.

Dallas Fire-Rescue paramedics were called to the scene and pronounced the driver deceased at 1:51AM.

Investigators believe the vehicle was racing other vehicles on the highway at a high rate of speed when the crash occurred. The driver lost control while traveling at high speeds, began sliding off the highway, and struck a highway sign pillar.

The driver has been identified as a 39-year-old woman.

The investigation is ongoing.