Man charged with intoxication manslaughter in crash that killed Crowley woman

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A Crowley woman died early Saturday after being ejected during a car crash Friday evening in an unincorporated area about six miles from her home.

Deanna Daniel, 70, died at 3:27 a.m. at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, according to information on the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s website.

The crash occurred about 10 p.m., said Terry Grisham, a spokesman with the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Office.

According to preliminary reports, a 27-year-old male was driving a pickup and heading west in the 9500 block of FM 1187 when it crashed into the back of a car occupied by two adult and three juveniles.

Impact of the crash threw the car into into the east bound lanes of FM 1187, where it crashed into a car driven by Daniel, Grisham said.

Both Daniel and her 72-year-old husband were ejected from the car and both taken to the hospital, where Deanna Daniel later died. Her husband’s condition was not available on Saturday.

One passenger from the car that hit Daniel was taken by private vehicle to a hospital in Granbury, the spokesman said.

The 27-year-old pickup driver was uninjured and arrested on the scene for suspicion of intoxication assault, which will be upgraded to intoxication manslaughter, Grisham said.

Depending on the other patients injuries, the man could face other counts of intoxication assault, Grisham said.

His name and bond information was unavailable Saturday.

The crash is still under investigation.

Susan McFarland, 817-390-7547 Twitter: @susanmcfarland1

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