CARROLLTON, TEXAS (04/19/2015) — A wrong-way driver, suspected to be driving under the influence, caused a four-vehicle accident early Sunday morning which left four people injured.
According to Carrollton Police spokesman Jolene DeVito, the driver of a black Dodge sport utility vehicle was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Interstate 35E before crashing head-on into a box truck near Whitlock Lane at around 4:00-5:00 a.m. early Sunday morning. Two additional passenger vehicles were involved in the accident after they hit debris from the initial collision.
Four people were injured in the crash, and police say it took nearly half an hour to extract one of the victims from the wreckage. The wrong-way driver of the SUV, a female, was transported by air ambulance (CareFlite) to Parkland Hospital in Dallas. A passenger in her vehicle was transported by ground ambulance to Parkland. The two remaining victims were reported to have injuries described as non-life-threatening.
The driver of the SUV is currently under investigation for driving while intoxicated. There is no word yet on whether she will face charges of DWI or intoxication assault.