Woman killed after hitting off duty officer’s vehicle in construction zone on I45

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred early this morning on southbound I45 near Simpson Stuart Road.

Just after 4:30am, a woman driving southbound on the highway attempted to pass another vehicle and changed lanes from center to left. When she changed lanes, she collided with a retired off-duty officer’s SUV that was blocking for construction traffic.

The woman sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased at the scene by Dallas Fire Rescue.

The off-duty officer was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

Authorities say the off-duty officer’s SUV was parked in the left lane with emergency lights on at the time of the crash.