The Arlington Police Department announced that a 23-year-old man is facing a charge of intoxication manslaughter for his alleged involvement in a fatal car crash that left one person dead on Sunday.
According to Arlington police, officers received a call about a collision at the intersection of South Collins Street and East Arbrook Boulevard at about 9:50 a.m.
Witnesses told responding officers that the driver of a 2007 BMW Model 328i was traveling eastbound along E. Arbrook Boulevard at a high rate of speed when he ran a red light and crashed into a 2008 Ford Focus.
Authorities said the Ford Focus was traveling northbound on S. Collins Street and was legally passing through the intersection at the moment the crash occurred. Police said the impact caused the Ford Focus to roll on its side.
The Ford Focus driver, identified only as a 22-year-old man, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity will be released by the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office in the coming days once his next of kin has been notified.
However, authorities identified the alleged driver of the BMW as 23-year-old Bryan Lizarzaburo Penafiel.
Penafiel sustained minor injuries in the crash and was transported to an area hospital. The 23-year-old is expected to recover.
Arlington PD said it will arrest Penafiel and book him into the Arlington city jail on one count of intoxication manslaughter once medical staff clears him.