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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY – 10.29.2023 Fatality Crash on DNT

Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2            Number of Injured: 0                    Number Killed: 1

Date & Time: October 29, 2023, at 2:58 a.m.

County: Dallas.

Location: Dallas North Tollway near Forest Ln.

Posted Speed Limit: 65 MPH.

Road Condition: Wet.

Vehicle 1: 2016 Hino Motors

Driver 1:

Alan Ortiz, 22 YOA from Mesquite, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes

Not injured.

Vehicle 2: 2021 Nissan Altima.

Driver 2: Deceased.

Hendley Odaris, 36 YOA from Dallas, TX.

Seatbelt: Yes.

Pronounced by: Dallas Fire Department.


Description: Preliminary investigation indicates vehicle 1 was stopped in traffic from a previous crash when it was rear-ended by vehicle 2. The driver of vehicle 2 was pronounced deceased at the scene by the Dallas Fire Department. This investigation is ongoing, and additional information is not available.


Investigated by: Trooper P. Hagaman, DPS – Carrollton Tollway.


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


Josue “Tony” De La Cerda, Sergeant

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Texas Department of Public Safety

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