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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – 8.26.2023 Fatal Crash on DNT in Dallas County

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2            Number of Injured: 0                   Number Killed: 2

Date & Time: August 26, 2023, at 4:35 a.m.

County: Dallas

Location: Dallas North Tollway near Wycliff Ave.

Posted Speed Limit: 65 MPH.

Road Condition: Dry.


Vehicle 1: 2019 Mazda CX5

Driver 1: Deceased.

Connor Steyer, 27 YOA, from Richardson, TX.

Seatbelt: No.

Pronounced by the Dallas County Medical Examiner.

Vehicle 2: 2017 Ford F150

Driver 2: Deceased.

Jorrick Battle, 55 YOA, from Houston, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes.

Pronounced by the Dallas County Medical Examiner.


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes and vehicle 2 was traveling southbound. Vehicle 1 struck vehicle 2 head-on. This investigation is ongoing, and no additional information is available.


Investigated by: Trooper A. Sloan, DPS – NTTA Carrollton.


A preliminary crash report will be available for purchase online in 10 days           



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