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Jose Portillo, 51, killed, after his car collides with DUI driver going the wrong-way on U.S. 75 in Dallas, Texas
Modified Date:Fri, 05/15/2015 - 4:43pm
Accident Date:Sunday, January 26, 2014
A wrong-way crash in Dallas left one person dead early Monday morning. The incident took place at about 3:30 a.m. along the northbound lanes of Central Expressway near Hall Street.
Police said one person has died in a head-on crash following a wrong-way driver's trip down U.S. 75. Richardson police were following a wrong-way driver in a silver Nissan Murano who was headed southbound in the northbound lanes of U.S. 75/Central Expressway around 4 a.m. Monday. Police say the Murano driver clipped a vehicle traveling northbound in the 9000 block of North Central Expressway and kept going. No one was injured. A short time later, just north of Hall Street in Dallas, the driver of the Murano crashed head-on into a tan Toyota Camry. The driver of the Camry died following the collision. The Dallas County Medical Examiner's office identified the driver as 51-year-old Jose Portillo of Dallas. The driver of the Murano survived the crash and is at an area hospital. Dallas police say the driver of the wrong-way vehicle faces an intoxication manslaughter charge in the case.
Roadway:U.S. 75/Central Expressway
County:Dallas County, TX
Area:Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX