MESQUITE, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – An off-duty officer from the Oakwood, Texas Police Department was killed early Monday morning, Oct 18 in a construction area of IH-635.
Mesquite Police responded to a call of a motor vehicle crash around 1:15 a.m. in the 21400 block of southbound IH-635 where they determined a 2015 Infinity Q50 collided with a 2017 Chevrolet Malibu.
The driver of the 2017 Chevrolet, identified as Mitchell Rector, 36, of Buffalo, Texas died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash.
Rector, an off-duty Oakwood Police Officer, was working in an off-duty capacity in a construction area of the highway at the time of the accident.
The driver of the 2015 Infinity, identified as Elias Luevano-Gonzalez, 21, of Dallas sustained minor injuries as a result of the crash.
Gonzalez was taken into custody and charged with the offense of intoxication manslaughter as a result of this incident.
The investigation is ongoing by the Mesquite Police Department Traffic Division.