ARLINGTON, Texas — Two people were killed and another was seriously injured in a wrong-way driver collision in Arlington, Texas, on Thursday night.
The crash occurred on Thursday, January 30, 2020, around 7:22 p.m. in the 4300 block of Matlock Road. Responding officers observed four vehicles involved in the crash.
"Based upon witness accounts and surveillance footage from a nearby business, investigators believe a passenger car was traveling southbound in the northbound lanes of Matlock," read a statement from the Arlington Police Department. "This vehicle struck a motorist who was traveling northbound which caused a major crash involving two additional cars for a total of four vehicles involved in the collision.'
The wrong-way driver was pronounced deceased at the scene, police said as they continue to investigate why the driver crossed into the northbound lanes.
Two occupants from a second vehicle were transported to an area hospital where one of them was pronounced deceased. The other occupant is being treated for serious injuries, according to police.
The drivers of the other two vehicles involved in the crash were treated for minor injuries at the scene.
Police say the northbound lanes of Matlock, from Stevens to the Interstate Highway 20 service road, will remain closed for several hours while police investigate the scene.
"The cause of the crash and reason why the initial vehicle was traveling the wrong way on the road continues to remain under investigation," stated the department.
Police have not released the names of the deceased pending notification of next of kin.