Three Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on State Highway 360 near Ragland Road in Arlington
Arlington, TX. (October 18, 2021)- 27-year-old Justin Dike, 28-year-old Alexius Mills and their unborn baby were killed in a hit-and-run crash on October 16, 2021, in Arlington, Texas. The accident occurred just after 7:30 a.m. on the State Highway 360 service road near Ragland Road. Police reported that Dike had stalled along the service road when Mills stopped to assist him. The driver of a southbound SUV then rear-ended Dike’s vehicle causing a chain reaction crash. Dike was pronounced dead at the scene. Mills and her unborn baby were transported to an area hospital where they both succumbed to their injuries. The driver of the SUV fled the scene but was quickly located and arrested. The driver has been charged with three counts of intoxication manslaughter and three counts of failing to stop and render aid. No further details have been provided at this time. The crash remains under investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of Justin Dike, Alexius Mills and their baby. Our thoughts are with them at this time.
DUI Accidents in Texas
In 2017, studies show that approximately 13,177 accidents were caused by drunk driving in Texas. As a result of these accidents, approximately 521 people lost their lives and another 1,271 sustained injuries. Accidents almost always result when alcohol is involved because drivers are in less control of their bodies and vehicles, making them more prone to crashing into others.
Families who have lost loved ones in DUI accidents have the right to seek help from an experienced Texas wrongful death lawyer to help them file wrongful death lawsuits. At The Benton Law Firm, we offer those services and have succeeded in helping numerous families win their claims. Contact our office today for a free consultation at 214-777-7777.
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