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Drunk Driver Causes Fatal Accident in Arlington TX

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, at approximately 9:49 a.m., the Arlington Police Department responded to the intersection of S. Collins Street and E. Arbrook Boulevard to investigate a two-vehicle collision.

According to witnesses, the driver of a 2007 BMW Model 328i was traveling eastbound along E. Arbrook Blvd at a high rate of speed, ran a red light, and struck a 2008 Ford Focus that was legally passing through the intersection while northbound on S. Collins St. The impact of the crash caused the Focus to roll on its side.

The driver of the Focus, a 22-year-old male, was pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the BMW, 23-year-old Bryan Lizarzaburo Penafiel, was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Based on their investigation, officers believe Mr. Lizarzaburo Penafiel was intoxicated at the time of the crash. Once he is cleared by medical staff, he will be booked into the Arlington City Jail on one count of Intoxication Manslaughter.

The Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the deceased once next of kin have been notified.

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