Child Dies After Alleged Drunk Driving Crash
On Monday morning, according to police and NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, a child was killed in a drunk driving crash.
The accident happened on Missouri Avenue in the 2500 block. One vehicle was carrying three children under the age of 13 in the morning hours. When that vehicle crossed Maryland Avenue, another driver ran the stop sign and crashed into the driver’s side of the first car.
The responsible driver kept going until it hit a fence, then backed up and hit another fence before stopping. He was taken to the hospital for injuries, along with the three children in the first car. Sadly, one of those children, a ten-year-old, died there.
The man has not been charged yet, but he is under investigation for intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault. The hospital will test him to see if he was under the influence at the time, which is normal when a driver is sent to the hospital after a crash.
We hope that everyone who was injured recovers quickly and that the responsible driver is charged appropriately for any crimes. No amount of money can ever replace the life of a dead person, but it can help cover medical costs and final expenses that add further insult to a terrible injury.