DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A man who allegedly plowed through a construction zone causing the death of a construction worker was in the country illegally according to the Dallas County Jail.
Juan Rangel-Rodriguez was arrested Thursday and charged with Intoxication Manslaughter With A Vehicle after — according to police — he drove his pickup truck through construction barrels near Overton Road and hit a utility door on a parked construction truck in an early morning crash on Interstate-35 in Dallas.READ MORE: 2-Year-Old Fort Worth Girl Dies After Drowning In Her Family's Backyard Swimming Pool
The impact sent the pickup careening into an overhead sign support that was being held off the ground by a crane.READ MORE: Lawyer For 1 Of 3 Texas Women Charged In Carmine's Brawl Says They Were Racially Discriminated Against
The crash caused the overhead sign support to fall, hitting and killing 35-year-old constriction worker Rafael Ramos as he tried to get out of the way.
Ramos was pronounced dead at the scene.MORE NEWS: Trial Date Set In Atatiana Jefferson Murder Case, Former FWPD Officer Aaron Dean Goes To Court In Fall
Rangel-Rodriguez was given a field sobriety test and found to be under the influence of alcohol. The 20-year-old man was arrested on Intoxication Manslaughter charges.