Dallas County SO needs help finding red tow truck driver involved in crash

On Saturday, August 12, at 2:28 AM, Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Units were dispatched to eastbound Interstate 30 at 2nd Ave. regarding a major accident.

The initial accident was caused by a red tow truck that collided with a van, causing it to spin and face oncoming traffic, then fled the scene.

A Good Samaritan stopped to help, and while standing by the wrecked vehicle, an SUV collided with the van and the Good Samaritan. The victim was identified as a 25 years of age man. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased. The passenger of the van was transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Dallas County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested the driver of the SUV, Irma Nelly Martinez-Leal, 33 years of age. The driver was charged with (1) Intoxication Manslaughter, (2) Intoxication Assault with Vehicle, and (3) Intoxication Assault with Vehicle.

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office Vehicle Crimes Unit is attempting to locate the red tow truck and its driver at this time.  If any community member has dash camera footage or details of this accident, please contact VCU@dallascounty.org or contact Det. M. Hernandez at 214-589-2343.