Teen killed, deputy among injured after 8-vehicle crash on I35E in Dallas
The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality accident that occurred during the evening hours of Saturday night along Interstate 35E north of Interstate 30.
Two Dallas County Sheriff’s Office deputies were headed to Parkland Hospital to check on a driver from a previous fatal crash when they came upon a stalled vehicle along northbound I35E north of I30.
One of the deputies was utilizing his patrol vehicle to push the stalled vehicle off the highway while the second deputy was blocking traffic for them. As the deputy was pushing the stalled vehicle off the highway, a passenger vehicle lost control and struck the deputy blocking traffic. Impact of the collision caused two people from the passenger vehicle to be ejected. A third person inside the vehicle, identified as a 17-year-old male, was pronounced deceased.
A total of eight vehicles were involved in the collision, including both of the Dallas County Sheriffs vehicles.
Both individuals ejected from the passenger car were transported to Parkland Hospital with life-threatening injuries.
The deputy was transported to a local hospital for treatment of leg and neck injuries.
Charges have not yet been filed as authorities still determine who was driving the vehicle.
The accident remains under investigation.