Charges filed against motorist in fatal Farmers Branch crash

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Posted on May 5, 2013 at 1:21 PM

Updated Sunday, May 5 at 1:22 PM

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FARMERS BRANCH — Farmers Branch police arrested a 19-year-old suspect on an intoxication manslaughter charge following a fiery, fatal crash on Interstate 35E early Sunday morning.

Police said a car driven by Luis Palacio collided with another vehicle in the northbound lanes of the highway near Valley View Lane around 2:15 a.m.

The lone occupant of the second vehicle was trapped in the wreckage and died.

Investigators said Palacio and a passenger who left the scene of the crash were caught a short time later.

Palacio was being held at the Farmers Branch jail facing an intoxication manslaughter charge. No charges have been filed against his passenger.

The name of the victim was not released as of Sunday afternoon.

The freeway was shut down during the investigation.

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