Alcohol Believed to Be Factor in Crash That Killed Woman, 2 Young Children, Grand Prairie Police Say

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a one-vehicle crash that killed a woman and two young children Friday night in Grand Prairie, police said. Demitiri Gomez, 26, of Irving was driving a 2006 Honda Civic westbound on Interstate 30 at a high rate of speed when he lost control at the Belt Line Road exit ramp about 9:10 p.m., Grand Prairie police spokesman Eric Hansen said. The car rotated sideways and entered the median between the ramp and the freeway before crashing into the concrete base of a light pole. Monica Lopez, 29, of Irving died at the scene. Alexxia Gomez, 4, and Armani Gomez, 3, were transported to Children's Medical Center Dallas, where they both died from injuries sustained in the crash. They were in the backseat in regular seat belts, not secured in child seats, Hansen said. Demitiri Gomez was transported to another hospital in Dallas, where he's currently listed in serious but stable condition. The incident remains under investigation.  Continue reading...

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