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GARLAND (CBSDFW.COM) — Police say a 53-year-old driver has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after striking a 22-year-old pedestrian on the side of the LBJ Freeway. The pedestrian died at the scene.
Officers responded to the crash on southbound LBJ just north of La Prada Drive around 11:30 p.m. Saturday. Police say Rhonda Anderson, driving a Jeep, hit Clifton Curtis as he was standing next to the broken-down Pontiac he had been driving. The car was on the right-hand shoulder of the highway.
Police say Anderson drove the Jeep off the highway and around the Pontiac, side-swiping the passenger side of the vehicle and hitting the Dallas man.
The investigation revealed the Mesquite woman was intoxicated, according to the department.
Anderson is in the Garland Detention Center on $100,000 bond.
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