Saturday morning at 5:36 a.m., Lewisville police and firefighters responded to a rescue on the 1400 block of northbound Interstate 35E. A four-car crash happened on top of the bridge over S.H. 121 Business.
LPD Captain Mike Moore said that the driver of a Ford Mustang had been driving erratically in traffic and struck a Nissan SUV, which then struck another vehicle, and rolled over on its top.
That rollover occurred beyond the crest of the bridge, and another vehicle coming over the bridge struck it at speed on the drivers-side door.
The driver of the upside-down vehicle was killed. Police are not yet releasing the name pending notification of kin, but said that she is a 55-year-old woman from Irving.
The driver of the Mustang, James Taylor Sikora, 27, who police say caused the crash was arrested for intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle, and is currently held in Lewisville Jail without bond.
I-35 northbound is completely shut down now for the investigation, but police hope to have it reopened by noon. Traffic is exiting at corporate and taking the service road to the entrance ramp just beyond the crash.
Update 1 p.m.: The highway was still closed as of 12:45 p.m. and had traffic backed up past the Sam Rayburn tollway.
Update: 3:35 p.m.: All lanes of I-35E are back open now. The Medical Examiner has not yet released the name of the victim. Sikora remains in jail without bond.
Update 6/18/2018: James Taylor Sikora has been released on $15,000 bond. The victim is identified as Glory Animashaun, 55, of Irving.
Update 6/19/2018: We learned a bit more about why police thought Sikora was intoxicated.
This story has been updated with photos and to clarify the sequence.