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5 injured in Fort Worth crash with wrong-way driver suspected to be drunk

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Five people were injured early Thursday morning when a driver suspected to be intoxicated went the wrong way on Interstate 30 in Fort Worth and caused a collision involving two other vehicles, police said.

Two people sustained serious injuries that weren’t life-threatening and three people had minor injuries, according to a MedStar spokesman.

The wrong-way driver was arrested and charged with DWI, police said.

The crash occurred around 2 a.m. on I-30 near Green Oaks Road by the Ridgmar Mall, police said.

The driver suspected to be drunk was heading eastbound in westbound lanes of I-30 and hit a van carrying three people head-on, police said. A semi-truck then ran into the car with the allegedly intoxicated man.

The injured people were taken to local hospitals in stable condition, police said. The driver of the semi-truck wasn’t injured.

The driver who was suspected to be intoxicated was detained and transported to jail, police said.

Lanes of I-30 were closed during the investigation but are open again.

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