Intoxicated driver runs red light, kills off duty Euless police officer in Lake Worth

The Lake Worth Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred earlier this afternoon at the intersection of Boat Club Road and Rocky Point Trail.

At around 1:30pm, emergency personnel from Lake Worth FD and PD along with Fort Worth FD and Medstar EMS responded to the intersection for a two-vehicle crash.

First arriving units reported two vehicles with major damage. One of the drivers was pronounced deceased at the scene. A passenger and two children were also transported to area hospitals with serious injuries. The deceased driver has been identified as a Euless police detective, Alejandro “Alex” Cervantes.

The driver who caused the crash, a 26-year-old man, attempted to run away after the crash, but was apprehended. Officers determined he was under the influence at the time of the collision. He ran a red light and t-bonded the Euless officer and his family. He has been charged with Intoxication Manslaughter and three counts of Intoxication Assault.

Please keep Detective Cervantes family in your thoughts and prayers.