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Wrong-Way Crash Kills Four People In South Dallas

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Four people died early Saturday after a wrong-way crash in South Dallas.

Walter Ted Williams was killed in a wrong-way crash in Dallas. (credit: Dallas County Jail)

Walter Ted Williams was killed in a wrong-way crash in Dallas. (credit: Dallas County Jail)

One of the victims was identified as Walter Ted Williams, 58.

It happened around 4 a.m. along US Highway 175 near Martin Luther King Boulevard.

According to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, Williams was driving a black Mazda sedan southbound in the northbound lanes of the freeway when it struck a pickup truck.



Two passengers in Williams’ car were also killed. The driver of the white truck, Marcos Campos died, too. “We were headed southbound on 175 and we seen an explosion type in front of us,” said witness Randy Price. “I thought it was a transformer or something had blown and we get right up on it and we noticed that the two cars had hit head on.”

No word on why Williams was going the wrong-way down the freeway but alcohol may have been a factor.

This was the second fatal wrong-way crash in North Texas on Saturday morning. Two drivers were killed in Burleson when a pickup truck crossed into the path of a sport utility vehicle.

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