Two people died and one was injured in a wrong-way crash on southbound Central Expressway near Downtown late Monday. Although at this point the accident investigation is on-going, it is safe to predict a contributing factor for the accident will be a high level of distracted and/or inhibited driving.
Distracted driving is the number one cause of accidents and the increase in road fatalities with young drivers.
The wrong-way driver identified as Lauren Cordova, 27, was driving northbound in a southbound lane on 75 at about 11:45 p.m. in the 2200 block of Central. An Infiniti headed southbound in the left lane, approaching the Good Latimer Expressway exit, when the two cars crashed head-on.
Both drivers died at the scene. A passenger in the Infiniti was taken to a hospital in stable condition.
The driver of the Infiniti has been identified as Hussein Zaybek, 23, police said. Both Zaybek and Cordova are from the DFW area.
The unidentified male passenger in the Infiniti was taken to an area hospital, although the extent of his injuries and condition are unknown.
The accident investigation is ongoing.
Thanks to: Chad Selby and Mike Forbes of WFAA