Fatality Crash

The Arlington Police Department responded to a major crash in the 4800 block of US 287 Highway exit ramp to West Interstate Highway 20 on Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 6:41 a.m. involving two passenger vehicles. Investigators believe both vehicles were on the exit ramp from northbound US 287 onto westbound IH-20, when the driver of a passenger vehicle failed to maintain a lane and struck another passenger vehicle, pushing it into a concrete pillar.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the pillar, a man in his 40’s, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the accident. The driver of the other vehicle, identified as 35-year old Elizabeth Stratton, of Fort Worth, Texas, was arrested for Intoxication Manslaughter after receiving minor treatment at a hospital. She remains in the Arlington Jail.

The deceased will be identified by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office once next of kin have been notified. The Arlington Police Department is requesting if anyone witnessed the accident to please contact Det. Szatkowski at 817-459-5786 with information.

Report #2019-00010243

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