East Texas Murder Suspect Arrested After Fatal Crash in Arlington

A murder suspect in East Texas was arrested Tuesday following a fatal crash in Arlington.

Details of the Fatal Arlington Crash

According to CBS 19, the crash occurred in the 1500 block of East Randol Mill Road around 1:40 am.

Authorities say a 62-year-old man was traveling westbound on E. Randol Mill when Dangelo Ortega, of Garland, ran a red light at the AT&T Way intersection and struck his vehicle. The 62-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Ortega was arrested for intoxication manslaughter. A passenger in the vehicle, Latarik Jackson, was arrested on warrants for murder and aggravated assault out of Harrison County. A second passenger of the vehicle was released to medical staff at the scene.

Texas Car Accident Statistics 2018

Information provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT):

  • There were 12,161 serious injury crashes in Texas in 2018 with 14,908 people sustaining a serious injury.
  • There were 701 people killed in crashes occurring in intersections or related to an intersection.
  • There were 548 people killed in head-on crashes in 2018.
  • There were no deathless days on Texas roadways in 2018.
  • There were 940 people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes where a driver was under the influence of alcohol. This is 26% of the total number of people killed in motor vehicle traffic crashes.

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