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Wrong-Way Driver Causes First DFW Highway Deaths Of 2018

DALLAS (CBSDFW) - A wrong-way driver is responsible for the first traffic death for 2018 in North Texas, just after midnight.

According to Dallas Police, a wrong-way driver was traveling southbound on I-35E in the northbound lanes in his a 2013 Hyundai Elantra around 12:33 a.m. Monday.

The unidentified male collided with a 2012 Ford Expedition being driven by a 34-year-old male near Wheatland Road.

Following the collision, Police say the driver of the Hyundai was pronounced dead at the scene and the driver of the Ford was transported to a local hospital but later died from his injuries.

The Dallas County medical examiner was called to the scene.

The two drivers have not yet been identified pending next-of-kin notification.

A few hours later in northwest Dallas, another person was killed when they car they were driving slammed into a pole and caught fire. It happened around 5:30 a.m. on Regal Row near Irving Boulevard.

Police have not yet released the identity of that driver.

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