ARLINGTON, TX — An Arlington woman is jailed, charged with intoxication manslaughter, after investigators say she slammed her car into a utility pole on the 5100 block of S. Collins Street.
The accident killed a five-year-old girl and injured six others.
The single car accident happened Saturday morning, around 9:30. APD says the driver, identified as 25-year-old Valencia Freeman, was driving southbound on Collins St. when she lost control of the wheel.
Investigators say Freeman hit a curb and crashed into the pole. A total of seven people were insider her car; four were children.
A five-year-old girl died at a local hospital; the other passengers were transported to area hospitals and treated for their injuries.
In a statement, Arlington Police noted investigators believe “speed and impairment” contributed to the crash.
Freeman was arrested for one count of Intoxication Manslaughter and two counts of Intoxication Assault-Serious Bodily Injury. She remains in the Arlington City Jail.
APD says a few surrounding businesses lost power; Oncor was on scene to restore electricity to those affected.