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2 dead, child hospitalized in DWI crash

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A man driving under the influence caused a deadly four-car crash in southeast Dallas, police said Monday night.

Two people died and a young child was hospitalized after the vehicles collided at Jim Miller Road at Military Parkway about 9:30 p.m.

Police said a man in a black Ford pickup truck ran a red light as he was traveling west on Military Parkway and slammed into a Honda, which then spun into a Taurus and a Chevy Trailblazer.

Two adults in the Taurus died. One was identified by the medical examiner's office as 43-year-old Lashun Russel. The second victim has not yet been identified.

Russel's 9-year-old daughter was also ejected from the Taurus and was rushed to Children's Medical Center.

Witnesses said the pickup driver who caused the accident tried to run from the scene until a Good Samaritan tackled him and held him until police arrived.

The suspect suffered a broken wrist, and the driver in the fourth car was also hospitalized.

The suspect, identified as 34-year-old Leodegario Juarez, is facing at least one charge of intoxication assault and two counts of intoxication manslaughter. He also has an immigration hold on him.

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