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An Arlington teen died Friday after a week-old crash that turned out to be fatal

Archived photo of Arlington police cars.
Archived photo of Arlington police cars.

An 18-year-old whose Toyota Camry was struck broadside by a pickup a week ago died Friday from injuries sustained in the wreck.

Alexis Butler, of Arlington, was taken to Medical Center of Arlington where she was pronounced dead about 3:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17.

Butler was trying to back out of a private driveway in the 3700 block of Redstone Drive about 6:20 p.m. on Nov. 10 when she was struck by a pickup being driven by a 31-year-old man, according to a news release from Arlington police.

The impact caused the Camry to leave the roadway and come to rest in a grassy area nearby while the pickup veered off the roadway and struck a fence and light pole, the release said.

The man driving the pickup told investigators that he looked down from the roadway while performing a “re-test” on an ignition interlock device attached to the vehicle when the crash occurred, according to the release.

Detectives are still in the process of conducting a reconstruction of the crash scene to determine the facts surrounding the crash including a vehicle analysis of the event data recorder, the release said. The man was not injured and not impaired at the time of the crash, the release said.

No charges have been filed at this time.

Mitch Mitchell, 817-390-7752, @mitchmitchel3







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