19-year-old driver killed in Arlington road rage incident

Day after shooting, family wants answers

Arlington Police say the driver of a pickup truck is dead after an apparent road rage incident Sunday along I-20 eastbound between Cooper and Matlock.

According to police, officers arrived to a major crash on the frontage road of I-20 and located the truck that struck a National Tire & Battery sign.

The driver, identified as 19-year old Dylan Spaid by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner, was shot prior to the accident and died at the hospital.

Investigators believe that the white pickup had entered the freeway at IH 20 at Cooper and was traveling in the outside lane of IH 20 approaching Matlock. A witness reported that a black 4-door passenger sedan with dark tinted windows had pulled up alongside the pickup truck and fired at least one shot through a rolled down passenger side window.

Witnesses believe there were at least two occupants in this black sedan. The black sedan continued traveling eastbound on IH 20 after the incident. Detectives believe that the sedan had silver rims and low profile, possibly after-market wheels.  

Lt. Christopher Cook with Arlington Police said Sunday night the female passenger suffered non-life threatening injuries and is assisting detectives.

"You can imagine the trauma that she's gone through," Cook said. "This was her boyfriend - they were actually headed to Grand Prairie.  He'd just got off work and picked her up and she said that they were involved in some kind of incident.  We don't know if it was over failing to yield to each other but right when they got on the freeway they had an incident with this dark colored sedan."

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