GARLAND (1080 KRLD) – An early morning accident in far east Dallas has left one person dead and another injured.

Garland police say an SUV driven by 23-year-old man was heading south on Ferguson Road near Shiloh Road lost control, hit the median and ended up in the opposite lane of traffic, colliding with a light pole just after midnight.

The utility pole ended up laying on top of the car.

Soon after, another vehicle, driven by 58-yard-old Columbus Allen, was traveling north on Ferguson Road at a high rate of speed crashed into the SUV and the light pole, causing the pole to smash through the windshield. Police say a passenger in that vehicle died at the scene. Mr. Allen was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Columbus Allen was transported to Baylor Hospital where he was found to be under the influence of alcohol and placed under arrest for Intoxication Manslaughter.

The name of the victim has not been released.

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