Driver was traveling 157mph on I-20 when he caused fatal crash, Fort Worth police say

The Fort Worth Police Department has arrested a 22-year-old man and charged him with two counts of aggravated assault and one count of manslaughter after a March 15th crash on I-20.

On Tuesday, March 15th, at around 11:00pm, Fort Worth PD, FD, and MedStar responded to the eastbound lanes of I-20 near McCart Avenue for a major accident. First arriving units reported two vehicles with major damage. An SUV was also engulfed in flames.

When firefighters extinguished the blaze, they located the body of one individual inside the vehicle. Two other people were transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.

Investigators with the Fort Worth PD determined the driver who rear-ended the SUV was traveling at 157mph at the time of impact. He was driving a Chevy Camaro. The posted speed limit for this stretch of I-20 is 70mph.

“Reckless driving is irresponsible, egregious, and dangerous,” said the Fort Worth PD is a statement. They encourage all drivers to exercise caution when driving.