Dallas, TX (3/18/2020) – A young man is now dead after being hit early Sunday in east Dallas.
The accident happened around 6:20 a.m. on Peavy Road. Justin Williams, 38, drifted his utility truck into an oncoming lane while looking at his phone. He then struck 20-year-old Alexis Ortiz, who was headed south in her SUV on Peavy Road.
Ortiz was taken to a nearby hospital, where he later died.
Williams was treated at the scene. He faces a manslaughter charge.
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Source: Dallas Morning News
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