A 23-year-old woman is facing two counts of intoxication manslaughter after two people were killed, including a good Samaritan, along Interstate 635 in Garland Friday morning.
Garland police said a woman identified as 20-year-old Mikayla Prince, of Van Buren, Arkansas, was driving a Mitsubishi Galant west on I-635 at a high rate of speed when she crashed into a barrier wall near South Jupiter Road at about 2:30 a.m.
Another driver, identified as 20-year-old James Fofanah, of Dallas, stopped and offered to help Prince and her male passenger, according to officials.
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Police said a Toyota Camry traveling west then crashed into the Mitsubishi, pushing it into Prince. The Toyota then struck Fofanah before coming to rest on the shoulder and catching fire.
Prince and Fofanah were pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
"This just goes to show that we have so many people in our community that have a heart to help people, and the best thing that we can do from the standpoint of being a good Samaritan is call the police, call the paramedics so we can respond as quickly as possible," said Lt. Pedro Barineau, with Garland police. "Try not to put yourself in danger if possible."
Barineau said the woman driving the Toyota — later identified as Ashlynn Hurley, of Rockwall — was allegedly under the influence. She was booked into the Garland jail after she was discharged from the hospital.
Police say Hurley could face up to 40 years in prison on both second-degree felony counts of intoxication manslaughter.
All westbound lanes of I-635 were closed and traffic was diverted off at the Jupiter Road exit until about 7:15 a.m.