Intoxicated driver hits, kills 6-year-old crossing street in Grand Prairie

The Grand Prairie Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred Saturday evening.

At around 8:00pm, Grand Prairie Fire/EMS and Police responded to a child struck by a vehicle in the 2700 block of Regency Drive.

Officials say the child was crossing Regency Drive in front of the Budget Suites of America when the collision occurred. The injured child was transported to a local hospital, but pronounced deceased a short time later.

The driver, identified as a 35-year-old man, was determined to be intoxicated at the time of the collision. He was subsequently arrested by Grand Prairie police for Intoxication Manslaughter.

The crash remains under investigation.