Driver in fatal wrong-way crash on I-30 identified

Posted Tuesday, Feb. 05, 2013  Print Reprints

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A motorist killed driving the wrong way on Interstate 30 early Monday when his car hit another vehicle has been identified as Dunyell Wright of Dallas, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website on Tuesday.

Wright, 41, was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said.

The driver of the other vehicle also was killed in the crash.

The accident occurred about 2:30 a.m. Monday when a black BMW 740i struck a Toyota Prius near Beach Street, police said. They were the only occupants of the vehicles.

Wright was driving the BMW. Billy Gonzalez, 30, of Fort Worth, was in the Prius.

Shortly before the accident, a witness called 911 and said a black car was traveling the wrong way in the eastbound lanes of I-30 at high speed near the Oakland Boulevard exit. Several minutes later, police received the report of the accident.

Traffic investigators determined that the BMW swerved into the Prius, striking it head-on.

The accident forced the closure of I-30 overnight but the lanes were reopened by rush hour Monday morning.

Police had not released any information on a possible reason Wright was driving the wrong way.

Tarrant County criminal court records indicate that Wright was charged with driving while intoxicated in 2004 in Hurst. Records were not available on the disposition of the case.

Staff writer Bill Hanna contributed to this report.

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