Dallas County, Texas – In a harrowing incident that transpired in the early morning hours of Saturday, a fatal collision claimed the lives of two individuals on the Dallas North Tollway, according to official documentation.
The incident occurred shortly after 4:30 a.m., when Connor Steyer, a 27-year-old resident of Richardson, was driving his 2019 Mazda CX5 in a perilous northbound direction along the southbound lanes near Wycliff Avenue. Concurrently, Jorrick Battle, a 55-year-old Houston resident, was navigating a 2017 Ford F150 in the correct, southbound orientation on the same stretch of highway.
This led to a head-on collision, Steyer’s Mazda impacted Battle’s Ford F150 with catastrophic force, as delineated by the incident report. The Dallas County Medical Examiner subsequently pronounced both Steyer and Battle deceased at the scene.
One of the victims was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the incident
The investigative report underscores that Steyer was notably devoid of the crucial protective measure of a seatbelt at the critical moment of the accident. The calamitous incident remains under active, rigorous investigation, with authorities engaged in the comprehensive assemblage of data to elucidate the contributing factors and potential culpabilities surrounding this lamentable event.