A Texas man who was arrested Friday in relation to a DWI crash that killed a 13-year-old girl had recently been convicted of another DWI, according to a local report.
Jeremy Spencer, 30, of Frisco, is charged with intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault with a vehicle causing serious bodily injury.
Police in Garland, Texas, responded to a crash on Castle Drive near Toler Road at about 5 p.m. Friday.
Investigators determined a black Dodge pickup truck, driven by a male driver, was headed northbound on Castle Drive when it crossed the center median and collided head-on with a gray SUV traveling southbound, then caught fire.
Multiple occupants were transported to an area hospital in critical condition while a 13-year-old female named Brooklyn Moran was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the black Dodge pickup truck – later identified as Spencer – remained on the scene, Garland police said. An investigation led officers to believe Spencer was impaired. He was arrested and later transported to the hospital for his injuries.
FOX 4 reports that Spencer was convicted of DWI within the last year. Records cited by the outlet showed he had a blood alcohol content exceeding the legal limit. He was later sentenced to 30 days of jail time and probation.