One Killed in Dallas Wrong-Way Crash

By Greg Janda
|  Monday, Jan 27, 2014  |  Updated 7:40 PM CDT
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Police said 51-year-old Jose Portillo of west Dallas died in a head-on crash following a wrong-way driver's trip down US 75 Monday morning.

Randy McIIwain, NBC 5 News

Police said 51-year-old Jose Portillo of west Dallas died in a head-on crash following a wrong-way driver's trip down US 75 Monday morning.

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Police said one person has died in a head-on crash following a wrong-way driver's trip down U.S. Highway 75.

Richardson police were following the driver of a silver Nissan Murano who was headed southbound in the northbound lanes of U.S. 75/Central Expressway at about 4 a.m. Monday.

Police said the Murano driver clipped a vehicle traveling northbound in the 9000 block of North Central Expressway and kept going. No one was injured.

A short time later, just north of Hall Street in Dallas, the driver of the Murano crashed head-on into a tan Toyota Camry.

The driver of the Camry died following the collision. The Dallas County medical examiner's office identified the driver as 51-year-old Jose Portillo, of Dallas.

The driver of the Murano survived the crash and is at an area hospital.

Dallas police said the driver of the wrong-way vehicle faces an intoxication manslaughter charge in the case.

All lanes of northbound U.S. 75 were closed as officers investigated the crash but reopened early Monday morning.

NBC 5's Josh Ault contributed to this report.

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