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Fort Worth man dies of injuries from I-30 wreck

A Fort Worth man died early Thursday from injuries received in a two-vehicle wreck Wednesday night on the city's west side, police said.

Coy Edmonds, 20, died just before 1 a.m. Thursday at Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner's office.

He was a passenger in a 2002 Ford Ranger driven by Robert Shane Smith, 22, of North Richland Hills who was arrested and charged with intoxication manslaughter, said Lt. Paul Henderson, police spokesman.

The wreck happened at about 9:15 p.m. on Interstate 30 near the intersection with University Drive, according to reports.

Police investigators believe the eastbound pickup was speeding and its driver tried to pass a 2002 Chevrolet Cavalier, but the truck clipped the car, Henderson said.

"Both vehicles spun out of control and crashed into the guardrail," Henderson said. "The 20-year-old passenger of the Ford Ranger was thrown from the truck."

Additional information on the driver of the Cavalier was not immediately available Thursday morning.

The time of death for Edmonds was listed as 12:55 a.m., according to the medical examiner's office.

Smith at first was arrested for intoxication assault, Henderson said.

But, he added, "as a result of his passenger's death, that charge has been upgraded to intoxication manslaughter."