Wrong-way driver killed in I-35E crash in Lewisville

A man died early Sunday morning in a head-on crash on I-35E in Lewisville, according to a news release from the Lewisville Police Department.

Just after 4:30 a.m. Sunday, police responded to a report of a green Toyota sedan driving north in the southbound lanes of I-35E, according to the news release. By the time police arrived, they found six vehicles involved in a major crash near the FM 407 interchange.

The wrong-way driver had struck another vehicle head-on, according to police, and then four other vehicles became entangled in the crash. The wrong-way driver died on impact, and the driver he hit head-on survived, though they suffered severe injuries.

There was a heavy odor of alcohol coming from the wrong-way driver’s car, but intoxication has not been confirmed as a contributing factor, as of Monday, according to Lewisville police.

The wrong-way driver, a 40-year-old man, had a Mexico driver’s license, according to police. His identity has not been released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s office, as of Monday afternoon.

Mark Smith
Mark Smith is the Digital Editor of The Cross Timbers Gazette.

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