DALLAS (CBSDFW) – A wrong-way driver is responsible for the first traffic death for 2018 in North Texas, just after midnight.
According to Dallas Police, a wrong-way driver was traveling southbound on I-35E in the northbound lanes in his a 2013 Hyundai Elantra around 12:33 a.m. Monday.READ MORE: Severe Weather Threat For North Texas Tuesday Night, Early Wednesday Morning
The unidentified male collided with a 2012 Ford Expedition being driven by a 34-year-old male near Wheatland Road.
Following the collision, Police say the driver of the Hyundai was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the Ford was transported to a local hospital but later died from his injuries.READ MORE: Some Tenants Say Conditions At Dallas' Highland Hills Apartments Still Unlivable Following Explosion
The Dallas County medical examiner was called to the scene.
The two drivers have not yet been identified pending next-of-kin notification.
A few hours later in northwest Dallas, another person was killed when they car they were driving slammed into a pole and caught fire. It happened around 5:30 a.m. on Regal Row near Irving Boulevard.MORE NEWS: Dallas Zoo Mourns Loss Of Another Giraffe; 19-Year-Old Auggie Died Of Age-Related Issues
Police have not yet released the identity of that driver.