16-year-old driver killed in Dallas DWI crash
DALLAS - A 16-year-old driver was killed by another driver whom police said was intoxicated behind the wheel.
The crash happened just before midnight Tuesday on Illinois Avenue near South Westmoreland Road in Oak Cliff.
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Police said the teenager was going eastbound on Illinois Avenue when 22-year-old Pedro Garcia-Cleto was going westbound in his SUV.
Garcia-Cleto crossed over the center median and hit the teenager’s vehicle. The teen was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Dallas ISD confirmed the driver was a student at Trinity Garza Early High School at Mountain View. His name has not yet been released.
Garcia-Cleto suffered serious injuries. He’s expected to be charged with intoxication manslaughter.