Kinji Lavon Valentine Killed in Accident at I-30 in Dallas, TX

December 17, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Kinji Lavon Valentine
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-30, Dallas, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-trailer, Mercury Grand Marquis
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer and a Mercury Grand Marquis were involved in a collision

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a driver at I-30 in Dallas, TX on December 17th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 3:38 a.m. According to investigators, a tractor-trailer operated by an unnamed 59-year-old Greenville, TX woman was headed eastbound before stopping. The truck is said to have been attempting to avoid striking a disabled vehicle from an unrelated accident that was blocking a travel lane. As the truck was attempting to change lanes, an approaching Mercury Grand Marquis truck the truck while attempting to pass. The resulting collision left the driver, 39-year-old Kinji Lavon Valentine, with fatal injuries. The Greenville woman and a passenger were uninjured. Additional information was not available.

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