One person killed in severe crash along I20 in Arlington

On Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at approximately 5:30 a.m., officers responded to the 2100 block of W I-20 Freeway regarding a two-vehicle accident.

When officers arrived on scene, there was an SUV wrapped around a light pole with an individual trapped inside of the vehicle.

Preliminary investigation suggests the SUV was traveling in the eastbound lanes of I-20 when the driver attempted to pass a second vehicle. While doing so, the driver of the SUV clipped the second vehicle, lost control, hit a guardrail and came to rest against a light pole. The driver of the SUV was pronounced deceased on scene by medical personnel.

Investigators believe the SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed which may have caused the accident.