Intoxicated driver hits, kills woman standing outside her stalled vehicle along Dallas highway
The Dallas Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred late Saturday night along Spur 408 near Mountain Creek Parkway / Illinois Ave.
At approximately 11:57pm, Dallas Police and Fire Rescue were called to the scene of a person struck by a vehicle at the given location. Paramedics arrived and found a woman deceased at the scene.
Investigators determined the woman was standing on the shoulder of the highway near her disabled vehicle. Two people were assisting with her vehicle when the driver of an pickup truck veered onto the shoulder and struck the woman and one of the good Samaritans. The woman was killed and the man was transported to a local hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries.
A witness driving behind the pickup truck observed sparks when he struck the stalled vehicle and had followed him to his residence before returning to the accident location to see what was hit. Police were sent to the suspect’s residence where they found him and placed him under arrest for Intoxication Manslaughter, Intoxication Assault as well Fail to Stop and Render Aid.
The incident remains under investigation.