Alcohol and speed contributing factors in fatal Arlington crash, police say
The Arlington Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred this afternoon along the 2100 block of North Davis Drive near Lamar Blvd.
At 12:02pm, Arlington PD along with Arlington FD and EMS were dispatched to a single vehicle rollover crash along Davis Drive and Anita Drive.
Police say the driver of an SUV was traveling northbound on Davis Drive when the vehicle hit a curb, lost control, and overturned multiple times, eventually landing off the road and into a fence.
Three people were inside the vehicle when it crashed. All were transported to area hospitals. A short time later, one of the passengers was pronounced deceased. He has been identified as a 39-year-old man.
Arlington police determined the 31-year-old driver was intoxicated at the time of the crash. He will be charged with Intoxication Manslaughter. Other drivers reported the SUV traveling at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic immediately before the crash.
The crash remains under investigation.