By CBSDFW.com Staff

DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) — A 56-year-old driver has died after swerving into oncoming traffic in Dallas early Saturday morning.

At approximately 12:18 a.m. Oct. 9, a gray 2021 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling southbound in the 9900 block of Garland Road at a “high rate of speed,” police said.

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Police said a witness was traveling northbound in the 9800 block of Garland Road and saw the Silverado swerve to the left in an attempt to avoid a slower moving vehicle.

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The Silverado drove over the center median and into the northbound lanes, onto the sidewalk and collided into several large trees.

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The driver, Mark Blanton, was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

CBSDFW.com Staff