Intoxicated 19-year-old driver causes crash that kills elderly man in wheelchair

The Dallas Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred late Saturday night at the intersection of Buckner Blvd and Cordell Drive in the Pleasant Grove area.

At around 10:00pm, a 19-year-old male was driving a pickup truck at a high rate of speed on southbound Buckner Blvd. As the driver of a northbound truck and trailer turned left onto Cordell Drive, the 19-year-old struck the empty trailer and caused it to swing around, striking an elderly male riding a motorized wheelchair.

Dallas Fire Rescue paramedics transported the elderly man to a hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

The 19-year-old driver was suspected to be intoxicated at the time of the crash. He was arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter.