FORNEY (CBSDFW.COM) – A crash on the eastbound US 80 service road at the Gateway Boulevard bridge in Forney left 2 people dead and another injured.

The Forney Police Department later identified the decedents as Margarita Bottello and Yazmin Villagomez Martinez from Kaufman.

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The fatal crash happened just before 11 a.m. when a car traveling east on the service road ran the stop sign and collided with another mini van traveling north on Gateway Boulevard in the intersection.

The driver of the at-fault vehicle was identified as Royce Freebourn, 61, from Heath. He was charged with two counts of Texas Penal Code 49.08 Intoxication Manslaughter, a second-degree felony offense.

Freebourn was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The intersection of Gateway Boulevard and the service road of US 80 remains closed while the investigation is completed.

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There were no traffic impacts on the main lanes of US 80 highway.

This case remains under investigation by the Forney Police Department and Texas Department of Public Safety.

Police said the roadway should re-open at 4:30 p.m.

If anyone has any additional information about this or any other incident, please contact the Forney Police Department Criminal Investigations Division at 972-564-7607. You can also leave information anonymously at Kaufman County Crime Stoppers at 877-8477522 or at and if that information leads to an arrest, a reward could be granted to the caller.


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