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Fatal Arlington Street Racing Crash Leaves One Dead and One Injured

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Two cars street racing. | Image by Chris Yarzab Flickr

On Tuesday, Arlington police reported a street racing crash on West Green Oaks Boulevard at Lee Drive. According to FOX 4 News, police said that a Porsche Cayenne hit a Honda Accord while trying to make a left turn from Lee onto Green Oaks. The impact of the crash pushed the Accord into a light pole.

The driver of the Accord, a 30-year-old man, died at the crash scene. His passenger, a woman aged 20, sustained life-threatening injuries and was transferred to a hospital.

Investigators said that the Porsche’s driver, Priscilla Rodriguez, was driving at a speed of nearly 80mph, about 35 mph above the speed limit along that stretch of Green Oaks.

Rodriguez, 45, sustained injuries in the crash and was taken to a hospital. Officers say her injuries are not life-threatening.

According to police, witnesses at the scene said that Rodriguez was racing another vehicle when it crashed into the Accord. The vehicle Rodiguez was said to be racing was described as a dark-colored BMW SUV. Police said the car did not stop after the crash but continued on Green Oaks.

Police said in a news release that Rodriguez would be charged with racing on a highway, causing severe bodily injury.

After being released from the hospital, she was booked into the Tarrant County jail as she admitted to racing often. According to FOX 4 News, documents from Arlington PD stated that Rodriguez said she and the driver of the BMW SUV were racing while she drove home from work that Tuesday night.

Per FOX 4 News, Rodriguez put the speed she was driving before the crash at 70 mph or faster. She also admitted to racing multiple times a week since she bought her Porsche six months ago.

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