A car that witnesses said was traveling 100 mph on Interstate 30 crashed Friday night, killing a woman and two children, police said.
Alcohol also played a factor in the crash, which occurred on westbound I-30 near the Belt Line road exit, according to a news release from Grand Prairie police.
Alexxia Gomez, 4, and Armani Gomez, 3, were taken by ambulance to Children’s Medical Center of Dallas after their father, Demitiri Gomez, lost control of his 2006 Honda Civic and collided with a concrete light pole base on the freeway’s median. The two children died at the hospital.
Monica Lopez, 29, of Irving, who Grand Prairie police say was Gomez’s girlfriend, died at the scene.
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Gomez, 26, also of Irving, was taken by ambulance to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition.
The children were in the back seat of the car in regular seat belts, but were not secured in child seats, according to a police news release.
Investigators are considering arrest options for Gomez pending the results of a toxicology test. Charges Gomez may face include three counts of intoxication manslaughter, according to Chelsea Kretz, Grand Prairie police spokeswoman. Hospital personnel obtained a blood sample from Gomez, Kretz said.
Gomez has a previous conviction out of Denton County in 2015 for driving while intoxicated with a child passenger, Kretz said. He has also been arrested several times in Grand Prairie and Irving, according to police.
The crash was the ninth fatal collision in Grand Prairie this year.