William Thompson Involved in Crash That Kills Two People on Highway 20 in Grand Prairie
GRAND PRAIRIE, TX (April 21, 2023) – Officers arrested 22-year-old William Thompson after a fatal multi-vehicle crash on eastbound Highway 20 on April 9.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the collision happened at approximately 5:20 PM. near Belt Line Road.
Based on a report, Thompson was driving a Chrysler passenger car east on the highway prior to the crash. Subsequently, he lost control and sideswiped a Mercedes passenger car.
The impact then pushed the Mercedes towards the right shoulder, where it collided with a Chevy passenger car that was stranded with three passengers.
As a result, a man in the Chevy died at the scene. Two other passengers were transported to a local hospital where a second passenger died from their injuries.
The third passenger remained in critical condition.
Notes from witnesses showed that Thompson was recklessly driving at a high rate of speed. Police arrested and charged him with two counts of manslaughter and one count of aggravated assault.
The investigation is ongoing.
We send our sincere condolences to the family and loved ones of the victims.
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