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Wrong-way wreck leaves 2 dead, 1 critically injured on Irving highway

Two people were killed early Monday in a wrong-way crash on Texas 183 in Irving.
Two people were killed early Monday in a wrong-way crash on Texas 183 in Irving.

Two people were killed and another was critically injured early Monday in a wrong-way collision on Texas 183 in Irving, Irving police said.

Both drivers died in the two-vehicle wreck which occurred about 3 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Texas 183 near Belt Line Road.

Irving police received reports of a driver going eastbound in the westbound lanes at Texas 183 and Valley View Lane, according to Irving police. Minutes later, Irving police responded to the fatal crash.

The wrong-way driver was the lone occupant in that vehicle. The other vehicle included the driver and a passenger. The passenger was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas.

The names and genders of the victims had not been released pending notification of relatives.

Authorities have closed down the westbound lanes of Texas 183 as Irving police investigate the fatal crash.

The wreck was reported about 9 p.m. Saturday at Davis Boulevard and Emerald Hills Way. A Jeep Wrangler was southbound and attempted to turn onto Emerald Hills Way when the two vehicles collided. The driver of the Jeep was ejected from his vehicle

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