One person was killed in a six-car crash early Sunday morning on southbound Interstate 35E near the FM 407 intersection.
According to the Lewisville Police Department dispatch received a call around 4:35 a.m. Sunday regarding a green Toyota Corolla traveling northbound in the southbound lanes. When officers arrived at the scene they discovered six vehicles involved in a crash.
Police said the Corolla struck another vehicle head on, and four other vehicles became entangled in the crash. The driver of the Corolla, a 40-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released as of Monday afternoon. The driver of the car struck by the Corolla received severe injuries.
Police said a heavy odor of alcohol was present from within the Corolla.
Though intoxication has not yet been confirmed as a contributing factor in this event, impaired drivers remain one of the leading causes of death in wrong way driving crashes, LPD said in a release.
“The Lewisville Police Department regularly combats this problem through vigorous enforcement of Texas DWI laws,” the department said. “During a recent TXDOT sponsored Impaired Driver Mobilization program, Lewisville officers arrested 52 drivers suspected of Driving While Intoxicated between June 25 and July 11. Lewisville PD is committed to continuing this level of enforcement to ensure the safety of our citizens travelling along our roads and highways.”