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Fatal Arlington wreck may be linked to road rage. Driver facing manslaughter charge

Man stops his car on access road and brandishes gun

A driver's personal dashcam video captures a suspect who stops his vehicle on an access road for State Highway 360 in Arlington, gets out and points a handgun at the driver. The suspect was later arrested.
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A driver's personal dashcam video captures a suspect who stops his vehicle on an access road for State Highway 360 in Arlington, gets out and points a handgun at the driver. The suspect was later arrested.

Police are trying to determine whether a fatal crash Friday was the result of a road rage incident where the driver of a wrecked truck was arrested.

Officers responded to a major crash about 8:50 p.m. in the 2800 block of Six Flags Drive. A pickup traveling eastbound on Six Flags Drive and preparing to take the on ramp for eastbound Interstate 30 was overturned, according to a preliminary investigation.

The driver lost control of the vehicle and it left the roadway and flipped several times, police said. There were three occupants inside the vehicle, according to police.

A man in his mid-20s who was sitting in the rear passenger seat was ejected from the pickup and pronounced dead a short time later at a local hospital, police said. The right front passenger was injured and was also taken to a local hospital.

The driver, Arquimides Rivera, 35, of Little Elm, faces an intoxication manslaughter charge and was in Arlington Jail on Saturday.

Detectives are looking into the possibility that another motorist may have been involved in a road rage incident with the suspect’s vehicle prior to the crash, police said.

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