13-year-old girl killed after head-on collision – NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

North Texas police are investigating two separate crashes that killed two children over the weekend.

Both drivers in the unrelated crashes have been charged with drunken manslaughter.


Garland Police arrested a man after the vehicle he was driving crashed head-on with another vehicle, killing a 13-year-old girl on Saturday.

Garland officers responded to an accident on Castle Drive near Toler Road around 5pm on Saturday.

Investigators believe a black Dodge pickup truck driven by Jeremy Spencer, 30, of Frisco, was heading north on Castle Dr. when it crossed the center median and collided head-on with an oncoming gray SUV south and caught fire.

Several occupants were taken to hospital.

A 13-year-old girl was later pronounced dead. A 37-year-old woman is still in critical condition.

Spencer remained at the scene and was later arrested. Investigators believed he was intoxicated. He was taken to hospital for his injuries.

Police say Spencer has been charged with two counts of intoxication manslaughter with grievous bodily harm and intoxication manslaughter.

The investigation is ongoing.


Grand Prairie Police are investigating a fatal collision that left a 6-year-old child dead.

Police responded to an accident on Saturday evening in the 2700 block of Regency Drive.

At around 8 p.m., a six-year-old boy was struck by a Chevy SUV as it crossed the street from a residential area into an adjacent parking lot.

The boy was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

The driver of the SUV, Herschel Pearson, 35, was reportedly intoxicated and placed under arrest.

Pearson was charged with intoxication manslaughter, a 2nd degree felony.

The accident is still under investigation.