Intoxicated driver hits group of people standing outside stranded vehicle in Dallas; one person killed
The Dallas Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred overnight in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35E at the split for Marvin D Love Freeway (US-67).
Officials say an intoxicated woman was driving southbound and failed to make a turn in the roadway. She drove off the highway and struck a group of people standing outside a stranded vehicle in the grassy median. Multiple vehicles that had pulled over were also hit.
One of the women standing outside the vehicle was critically injured. She was transported by Dallas Fire-Rescue to a local hospital, but pronounced deceased. She has been identified as a 28-year-old woman.
Two other people were hit by the vehicle, but did not sustain any significant injuries.
The driver, a 27-year-old woman, was found to be intoxicated at the time of the crash. She has been arrested and charged with Intoxication Manslaughter.