Juan Gerardo Rivas Killed, 3 Injured in Alleged Intoxicated Driving Accident in Dallas, TX
Dallas, TX — October 16, 2023, Juan Gerardo Rivas was killed and three were injured in an alleged intoxicated driving accident at 9:25 p.m. on Prairie Creek Road.
Current information from Dallas County officials indicates the accident happened at the intersection of North Prairie Creek Road and Lake June Road.
According to reports, 38-year-old Juan Gerardo Rivas was the driver of a pickup traveling through the intersection when authorities say another driver going southbound on Prairie Creek ran the light. This resulted in that vehicle hitting Rivas's pickup as well as a second pickup in the crossing.
The collision resulted in Rivas's pickup catching fire, and Rivas died as a result of the accident before rescue teams could render aid. At least three others involved in the crash had injuries.
The driver who police say ran the light currently faces a charge for intoxication manslaughter. No further information is available at this time.