ALLEN, Texas — A truck driver is dead after his 18-wheeler fell off an overpass and crashed on the highway below.
KDFW reports that the northbound 18-wheeler collided with another vehicle on U.S. 75, about 27 miles north of downtown Dallas, causing it to fly off the right side of the overpass around 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. NBC News reports the 18-wheeler burst into flames as it fell toward service road.
The truck driver died at the scene. Multiple fire departments responded to fight the flames, which shut down Stacy Road.
Crews worked to clean up the charred semi, which was hauling mail for the United States Post Service, into Tuesday evening. Neither police nor USPS have confirmed what was inside the trailer.
Police are still investigating what caused the initial collision and are looking for witnesses. The driver’s identity has not been released.
No other injuries were reported.
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