DALLAS - A man suspected of driving while intoxicated was driving over 70 mph when he ran a red light, crashing into a car and killing Jeremy Price, the oldest son of a veteran Dallas police officer, authorities said.
"Memorial Day will never be the same for me," said Sr. Cpl. Patty Carter, Price's mother.
Price, 25, was the oldest of her three children.
The collision happened overnight at South Ervay and Corinth streets near downtown Dallas.
Police charged Matthew Moore, 26, with intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault after his pick-up truck collided with Price's PT Cruiser.
Price died at Parkland Hospital. A friend and her child, who were also in his car, were hurt in the accident.
About 75 friends, family and former classmates gathered outside Price's alma mater, Poteet High School, in Mesquite on Thursday evening to remember the former track and field athlete as someone willing to help others.
Price recently earned his associates degree in business management and was pursuing a bachelors degree, said Jarred Price, 23, Jeremy's brother.