Police: 30-Year-Old Man Arrested After Crash That Killed Pedestrian Near Turtle Creek

Police arrested a suspected drunk driver Dec. 17 after he allegedly hit and killed a 72-year-old pedestrian in the 4500 block of Avondale Road.


Ryan Crews, 30, was driving his Audi northeast on Avondale at about 10:30 a.m. when he lost control, veered off the road and struck Nancy Dennington, according to Dallas police records. Crews also hit a light pole in the crash.

Dennington was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital and pronounced dead.

Crews was booked into the Dallas County Jail at 2:36 p.m. Dec. 17 on a complaint of intoxication manslaughter.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Rachel Snyder

Rachel Snyder, deputy editor at People Newspapers, joined the staff in 2019, returning to her native Dallas-Fort Worth after starting her career at community newspapers in Oklahoma. One of her stories won first place in its category in the Oklahoma Press Association’s Better Newspaper Contest in 2018. She’s a fan of puns and community journalism, not necessarily in that order. You can reach her at [email protected]

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