Intoxicated driver hits stalled van being pushed by two men in Ellis County; two dead

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred this evening along the I-45 service road in rural Ellis County.

Just after 6:00PM tonight, multiple emergency responders were called to the scene of a crash along southbound I-45 service road in the Alma area. Two vehicles were located with major damage.

The preliminary investigation indicates a stalled van was being pushed by two men in the far right lane of the southbound interstate service road when a pickup truck, driven by an intoxicated 59-year-old man, slammed into the back of the van. Both men pushing the van were struck by the pickup truck and pronounced deceased at the scene.

Three individuals inside the van were not seriously injured.

The driver, identified as a man from Corsicana, has been arrested and taken to the Ellis County jail on two counts of Intoxication Manslaughter.

The investigation is ongoing at this time. No further details are available.