Two people killed in Grand Prairie crash

The Grand Prairie Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on Sunday, April 9,
2023, in the eastbound lanes of I20 near Belt Line.

At approximately 5:20 p.m., a passenger car was traveling east on I20 when the driver lost control and sideswiped another passenger car. This vehicle was pushed towards the right shoulder where it collided with a third passenger car that was stranded with three passengers.

A male passenger of the stranded vehicle was pronounced deceased on scene. Two other passengers were transported to a local hospital where a second passenger succumbed to their injuries. The third passenger remains in critical condition.

According to witnesses, the driver of the first vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed and in a reckless manner. The driver was arrested at the scene and charged with two counts of Manslaughter and one count of Aggravated Assault.

The Dallas County Medical Examiner will identify the deceased once next of kin have been notified.

The driver was identified as William Thompson, 22 years of age. Thompson is currently being held in the Grand Prairie Detention Center. No bond has been set at this time.

The collision remains under investigation.