Tarrant sheriff's employee faces intoxication manslaughter charges in woman's death

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A Tarrant County sheriff's employee was arrested Saturday, accused of intoxication manslaughter in the death of a woman in a wreck off Interstate 35 in north Fort Worth.

Alan Michael McKinney, 29, was the driver of a pickup truck that slammed into the driver's side of a car pulling out of a parking lot near a movie house in the 5900 block of Sandshell Drive about 6:15 p.m. Saturday.

The 23-year-old female driver of the car was killed on impact and her 21-year-old male passenger was taken by helicopter ambulance in critical condition to a local hospital, police said in a news release.

McKinney, identified by police as an employee of the Tarrant County Sheriff's Office, was taken to a nearby hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said.

He was later booked into the Fort Worth jail facing charges of intoxication manslaughter and intoxication assault.

The identity of the woman had not been released by the medical examiner.

- Susan McFarland

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