Tow Truck Driver Dies in Crash on I-35E in Dallas

A 40-year-old man is dead and a 24-year-old woman in custody following a crash on Interstate 35E in Dallas Monday morning, deputies say.

Dominic Cook was driving a Ram Promaster tow truck southbound on I-35E near Empire Central when he collided with the back of a Nissan Altima sedan, according to a news release by the Dallas County Sheriff's Department.

The impact sent the sedan into the cement wall along the left shoulder, the release said. The tow truck crashed through a guard rail, down an embankment and into a tree in front of a Taco Bell.

Cook, 20, was pronounced deceased inside the vehicle.

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Lopez was treated and released from Parkland Hospital before being arrested for an alleged probation violation.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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