2 Killed, 5 Injured in Dallas, TX, Head-on Accident on I-35E
Dallas, TX -- January 15, 2017, two people were killed, five injured following an accident where two vehicles crashed head-on along I-35E.
Dallas authorities report that the accident occurred on I-35E near the Mockingbird Lane intersection. It took place just after 3:15 a.m.
According to preliminary investigations, a Chrysler van and a Ford Focus somehow were involved in a minor accident on the side of the interstate. One occupant of the Ford exited the vehicle in order to inspect the situation. As they did so, a Dodge Challenger slammed into the back of the Ford, sending both vehicles spinning across traffic lanes.
As a result of the collision, two women sustained fatal injuries and died at the scene. Reports were unclear on which vehicles the women came from. Three occupants of the Ford and two from the Challener were taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Their injuries weren't specified. No one in the Chrysler sustained injuries.
At this time, police are saying they suspect the driver of the Dodge was intoxicated. These reports have not been confirmed.
Authorities say the accident is still under investigation.
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