Two drivers dead in wrong-way crash in Mesquite

The Mesquite Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred early this morning along the northbound lanes of IH-635 near La Prada Drive.

At around 5:30am, Dallas police received 9-1-1 calls of a wrong-way driver traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of 635. DPD officers attempted to catch up and stop the driver, but a collision occurred before officers could do so.

The wrong-way driver collided head-on with another vehicle, killing both drivers. Impact from the collision caused one of the vehicles to catch fire.

The wrong-way driver has not yet been positively identified due to the fire. The innocent driver has been identified as a 41-year-old individual from Forney.

All northbound lanes of 635 were closed while Mesquite police investigated the scene.