Motorcyclist dies after hitting disabled car in Grand Prairie

04/27/2014 5:10 PM

04/27/2014 5:11 PM

An Arlington motorcyclist was killed early Saturday when he crashed into a wrecked car that police said was left with its lights off in a traffic lane of Interstate 30 in Grand Prairie.

Grand Prairie police identified the motorist who left the car as Amber Searcy, 26, of Fort Worth. She was arrested and faces a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

The motorcyclist was identified as Jakori L. Perry, 35, of Arlington. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The fatal wreck occurred about 2 a.m. Saturday on I-30 near Belt Line Road.

Searcy was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus westbound on the highway when she lost control of the car and crashed into a barrier, police said. She and two passengers got out and left the vehicle in a traffic lane, Grand Prairie police said.

Minutes later, Perry was driving his 2007 Kawaski on the highway and collided with the disabled Taurus, police said. Perry was thrown from his motorcycle and died. It was the fourth traffic fatality in Grand Prairie this year.

At the scene, officers determined that Searcy was intoxicated and arrested her, police said. One of her passengers was taken to a local hospital for a minor injury.

Searcy was booked into the Grand Prairie Jail at 3:14 a.m. Saturday, according to jail records. She remained there Sunday with bail set at $41,198.60.

She also was in custody for three outstanding traffic warrants from Fort Worth, according to jail records.

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