Passenger killed when vehicle hit by wrong-way driver near Dallas – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
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Interstate 635 at MacArthur Boulevard in Irving was shut down for nearly four hours Friday after a wrong-way fatal crash.
Irving Police said they received reports of a driver headed eastbound in the westbound lanes of LBJ Freeway near the PGBT at about 2:30 p.m. and that the driver ended up crashing into an oncoming car.
A passenger in the vehicle struck by the oncoming car was killed at the scene while the driver of that vehicle was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas with serious injuries that were not considered life-threatening.
The wrong-way driver was also taken to Parkland with injuries that were not life-threatening.
Investigators are working to determine where the vehicle began driving the wrong way and what may have led to the driver entering the freeway going in the wrong direction.
The highway was closed for nearly four hours while police investigated the crash. The roadway reopened to traffic just before 6:30 p.m.
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