The Arlington Police Department is investigating a deadly crash that occurred early this morning on Interstate Highway 20 near Cooper Street. At about 12:15 a.m. on Friday, December 6, 2013, officers were dispatched to a two-vehicle crash in the 1500 block of Interstate Highway 20. The driver of a 2001 BMW heading eastbound on the highway came upon an 18-wheeler that was stopped on the shoulder of the highway and partially in the outside lane of traffic. The driver of the BMW was unable to maneuver around the stopped 18-wheeler and ran into the back of the vehicle. The driver was driven by ambulance to the Medical Center of Arlington, where he died from his injuries.
According to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s website, the driver has been identified as Chase Brandenburgh, 29, of Arlington. The fatal crash remains under investigation, but the inclement weather appears to have been a factor.