Man Arrested After Fatal Arlington Crash

Carlos Cruz (credit: Arlington Police Department)

Carlos Cruz (credit: Arlington Police Department)

ARLINGTON (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Arlington are investigating a crash that killed one person late Thursday night. The incident happened at about 10:00 p.m. at the intersection of Pioneer Parkway and Watson Road.

According to authorities, a 1999 Mercury Grand Marquis was heading eastbound along Pioneer Parkway when it struck a 2005 Chevrolet Trailblazer that was passing northbound through the intersection with Watson Road. The driver of the Chevrolet was transported to a hospital and pronounced dead a short time later.

The driver of the Mercury was arrested at the scene and faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter. He was later identified by police as 28-year-old Carlos Cruz of Grand Prairie.

The name of the 60-year-old victim will be released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner after his family has been notified.

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