Friday, July 12, 2013
Police seek information about July 6 fatality on I-35E in Carrollton
Witnesses at the scene gave conflicting reports about exactly what caused the accident.
CARROLLTON A 45-year-old Carrollton man died in a two vehicle accident that occurred about 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 6, on I-35E just south of the George Bush Turnpike in Carrollton.
Miguel Herrera was pronounced dead at the scene.
Andrew Clarence Davis III, 46, of Lewisville, was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter. He was first taken to the Carrollton city jail and then transferred to the Lew Sterrett Justice Center in Dallas where he was being held in lieu of $150,000 bond.
Commander Doug Mitchell of the Carrollton Police Department said the police report which was filed following the accident said Davis was driving a black Pontiac G6 sedan erratically, swerving across all lanes of traffic southbound in I-35. The report said the driver of the Pontiac lost control and veered to the right, striking the Ford F-150 pickup truck being driven by Herrera.
The impact reportedly caused the pickup to strike a guard rail and then an advertisement billboard.
However, Mitchell said that witnesses at the scene gave conflicting reports about exactly what caused the accident. He said that anyone who witnessed the accident or took pictures or videos at the accident scene is asked to contact the Carrollton Police Department.
“Traffic was restricted for several hours while the investigation was conducted,” Mitchell said.
He added, “The Carrollton Police Department needs the community's help to further the investigation. If you were a witness to this incident, the suspect vehicle's operation prior to the incident, or have any photographs or video taken of the scene, please contact the department at 972-466-4325.”
In an unrelated incident, the Carrollton Police Department is also seeking help from the public in the recovery of items stolen from a tractor trailer on June 29.
The tractor trailer was loaded with 39-inch, 60-inch, and 65-inch Vizio LED flat screen televisions while parked at 1625 Vantage Drive in Carrollton. On July 1, the empty tractor trailer was recovered on Joel East Road in Fort Worth. Travelers Insurance is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information that leads to the recovery of the televisions.
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