In an incident on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, a fatal two-vehicle accident occurred on the 2100 block of W I-20 Freeway at approximately 5:30 a.m. The collision resulted in the death of one individual and extensive damage to both vehicles involved.
A fatal two-vehicle collision occurred on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, at around 5:30 a.m. on the 2100 block of W I-20 Freeway. The accident resulted in the death of a driver and significant damage to both vehicles.
Upon arrival at the scene, officers found an SUV wrapped around a light pole, with the driver trapped inside. Despite the efforts of medical personnel, the driver was pronounced dead on site.
Preliminary investigations indicate that the SUV was traveling in the eastbound lanes of I-20 when the driver attempted to pass another vehicle. During the maneuver, the SUV made contact with the second vehicle, causing the driver to lose control. The SUV then struck a guardrail before coming to a rest against a light pole.
Speed is suspected to be a contributing factor to the accident, with authorities believing that the SUV was traveling at a high rate of speed at the time of the collision.
The identity of the deceased driver is being withheld pending notification of their family.