Driver Faces Intoxication Manslaughter Charge After Fatal Arlington Crash

One man died in a two-vehicle crash on Sunday in Arlington

NBC 5 News

A man is facing an intoxication manslaughter charge following a fatal crash in Arlington on Sunday.

According to Arlington Police, the crash took place a little before 10 a.m. at the intersection of S. Collins Street and E. Arbrook Boulevard.

Witnesses told police the driver of a BMW, identified by police as 23-year-old Bryan Lizarzaburo Penafiel, was speeding when he ran a red light and hit a Ford sedan passing through the intersection.

The impact caused the Ford to roll on its side. The driver of the Ford, a 22-year-old male whose name has not yet been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Penafiel was hospitalized with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.

Police said they believe Penafiel was intoxicated at the time of the crash and was expected to be booked into the Arlington City Jail on a count of intoxication manslaughter after being discharged from the hospital.

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