911 Dispatcher killed in early morning crash

A Garland Police Department Communications Unit police and fire dispatcher died in a wrong-way crash early Saturday morning. Several others were hurt.

It happened just after 5:00 a.m. in the westbound lanes of LBJ freeway in the Lake Highlands area of Dallas.

The driver of an SUV was traveling east in the westbound lanes of I-635 and slammed into the the vehicle Crystal Nuncio was driving, according to Garland police.

Nuncio (pictured) had worked as a dispatcher for nine years. She died at the scene.

The driver of the SUV has been identified as 25-year-old Luis Angel Rodriguez of Grand Prairie. He faces one count of intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault, according to Garland police.

A 9-month-old girl in the back seat was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. A 9-year-old girl in the back seat was taken to a local hospital in critical condition.

Rodriguez was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Garland police have been re-routing westbound traffic on LBJ Freeway at Jupiter Road. The road was still closed as of noon Saturday.


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