DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A mother and her 6-year-old son are dead, and three others are injured after a crash in Dallas late Wednesday evening that involved an apparent drunk driver, police say.
Police say the crash happened at around 11 p.m. in the 10100 block of Elam Road. A Toyota Sequoia was going eastbound on the road when it approached an intersection and was turning left onto Masters Drive.READ MORE: Extreme Heat Doesn't Stop Panther Island Pavilion From Hosting First Outdoor Concert In Over A Year
According to police, as the SUV was turning left, a Ford F-150 that was going westbound on Elam Road went through the intersection at a high rate of speed and crashed into the SUV. The crash caused the SUV to hit a traffic light pole.
Police say the 40-year-old male driver of the SUV was ejected and was transported to the hospital in critical condition. A 35-year-old woman, who was the front passenger in the SUV, was pronounced dead at the scene.
A 6-year-old boy was also in the backseat of the SUV, and he was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.READ MORE: Arrest Made After Man Found Dead In Dallas Construction Site, Police Say
The deceased were later identified as Heladia Ochoa and 6-year-old Santini Ochoa. Police confirmed the woman is the child’s mother.
An initial report by police said the 40-year-old man had died, but authorities have corrected this information.
A passenger of the Ford pickup, a 22-year-old man, suffered internal injuries and was taken to the hospital.
The 25-year-old driver of the Ford was transported to the hospital with a fractured femur. Police say he will be charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault.MORE NEWS: United Way Of Metropolitan Dallas Fights Pandemic-Related Learning Loss
The identity of the suspect has not yet been released.