19-Year-Old SMU Student Killed By Intoxicated Driver


An SMU student involved in a wreck over the weekend was killed. Now, the Dallas Police Department is investigating the death.

A 19-year-old driver of a Volkswagen Jetta, and her friend, were driving eastbound on Monticello Avenue, on Sunday, September 24th, at 4:20 p.m.

As they were going through the intersection at North Central Expressway, a woman going northbound on the service road didn’t stop at a red light and hit their vehicle.

All three people were taken to medical facilities. The 19-year-old driver, Honor Elizabeth Wallace, Of Gross Pointe, Michigan, died. Her passenger was listed in stable condition as her collar bone was broken.

27-year-old Lynlee Pollis has been named as the driver who ran the red light. She only experienced minor wounds in the wreck. Documents show that Pollis told police that she had been going home with her husky from a dog park and bar that was close by, Mutts Canine Cantina, located in Dallas’ West Village. She confessed to police that she had one margarita infused with tequila shots. She added that she had been taking medicine for her ADHD.

While being questioned at the hospital, investigators observed that Pollis’s eyes were glassy, her speech was slurred, and there was a smell of alcohol.

Pollis confessed that she went through a red light in her Lexus on a service road.

Authorities say that Wallace had the right-of-way with the green light on Monticello when she was hit.

Authorities have now charged Pollis with Intoxication Manslaughter and Intoxication Assault. She was placed in the Dallas County Jail on a $100,000 bond.

The crash is still being investigated.


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