Grand Prairie man arrested for possible DWI in multi-vehicle fatality

Grand Prairie man arrested for possible DWI in multi-vehicle fatality

Anthony Almanza, 39, of Grand Prairie was charged with intoxication manslaughter on Feb. 18 in Irving. (Credit: Irving Police Dept.)

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by BAILEY MCGOWAN

WFAA

Posted on February 19, 2013 at 3:00 PM

Updated Tuesday, Feb 19 at 8:13 PM

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A Grand Prairie man is being investigated for intoxication manslaughter and assault after a fatal multi-vehicle crash Monday night.

Anthony Almanza, 39, was arrested and held overnight. Police say he caused a series of accidents while driving his 2004 Dodge pickup by failing to stop at a traffic light in the 1300 block of South Belt Line Road, Irving police spokesperson John Argumaniz said.

Almanza rear-ended a 2001 Nissan, which, in turn, rear-ended a 2000 Kia at about 8:49 p.m.

Luis Andrade, 39, of Grand Prairie, was driving the Nissan. He died at a nearby hospital. The passenger of his vehicle, Imelda Corea, 23, was also taken to a local hospital and was listed in serious condition, Argumaniz said. The driver of the Kia was not hurt.

Almanza was also taken to a local hospital and was arrested upon release. Argumaniz said officers smelled alcohol on his breath and called a DWI unit, which conducted tests at the hospital.

Almanza remains in custody while police await results from a mandatory blood draw, Argumaniz said.

Intoxication manslaughter is a second-degree felony and intoxicated assault is a third-degree felony, Argumaniz said. The bail amount has not been set.

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