Donald Collins Killed in Accident at I-30 and Second Ave in Dallas County, TX

August 12, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Donald Collins
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-30 and Second Ave Dallas County, TX

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Dallas County Sheriff's Office
Vehicles Involved
Chrysler Town & Country, Tow Truck
I-30 and Second Ave
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chrysler Town & Country and a Tow Truck were involved in a collision

What Happened

Dallas County Sheriff's Office authorities are investigating a crash that killed one person at I-30 and Second Ave in Dallas County, TX on August 12th, 2023. Police say the incident occurred around 2:28 a.m. Investigators say a tow truck and Chrysler Town & Country were involved in a collision that saw the tow truck flee the scene. Police say an individual that stopped to help assist with the minivan, identified as 25-year-0ld Donald Collins, was killed when he was struck by a passing Chevrolet Tahoe. Officials say the Tahoe operator, identified as 33-year-old Nelly Martinez-Leal, was arrested on charges that include intoxication manslaughter and two counts of intoxication assault with vehicle. The van occupants, one identified as Graciela Rodriguez, were hospitalized with injuries believed to be non-life-threatening in nature. Police later located the driver of the tow truck, alleged to be 25-year-old Juan Francisco Garcia, after Garcia surrendered to authorities following an issued arrest warrant. Additional information was not available.

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