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Woman charged with manslaughter after police say she pushed another driver into pillar

A man was killed when a woman rammed into his car, pushing it into a concrete pillar on a highway ramp in Arlington Tuesday morning, police said.
A man was killed when a woman rammed into his car, pushing it into a concrete pillar on a highway ramp in Arlington Tuesday morning, police said.

A man was killed when a woman rammed into his car, pushing it into a concrete pillar on Tuesday morning, police said.

Arlington police said they responded to a crash at 6:41 a.m. in the 4800 block of the US 287 exit ramp to West Interstate 20.

Police say they believe both cars were on the exit ramp from northbound US 287 onto westbound I-20 when the driver of one car swerved out of the lane and hit the other car.

The second car was pushed into a concrete pillar and the driver, a man in his 40s, was killed, police said in a news release.

The driver of the first car was identified as Elizabeth Stratton, 35, of Fort Worth. She was arrested on a charge of intoxication manslaughter.

Stratton was taken to the hospital for treatment and then to the Arlington jail, police said.

Officials with the Tarrant County medical examiner’s office identified the victim as Timothy Shorter, 46, of Arlington..

The Arlington Police Department is requesting anyone who witnessed the accident to contact Det. Szatkowski at 817-459-5786 with information.

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