A man suspected of driving drunk Sunday with his 10-year-old son in the vehicle caused a crash in Red Bird that killed an 18-year-old, police said. The boy and another man were also injured.
Police said the man, whose name has not yet been released, will be charged with intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault.
A Chevrolet Equinox was attempting to turn left at a green light with no protected arrow from the 2400 block of West Camp Wisdom Road onto South Hampton Road about 2:30 p.m. The SUV was struck on the front right side by a Dodge Charger that sped through the intersection, police said.
The SUV went airborne and landed on its roof. The Charger spun around and landed against a rock fence, police said.
The passenger in the Equinox, 18-year-old Patrick Henry, was pronounced dead of a massive head injury. The 25-year-old driver of the Equinox was taken to Methodist Dallas Medical Center with a dislocated shoulder and cuts, police said.
Witnesses told police the driver of the Charger appeared drunk when he got out of the car. He also started to fight with members of Dallas Fire-Rescue and was placed in handcuffs for the safety of officers, police said.
He was taken to Methodist, and his 10-year-old son was taken to Children’s Medical Center Dallas with a broken arm and possible internal injuries, police said.
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