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Driver dies, wreck leaves truck hanging from Dallas overpass

Traffic looking westbound on I-30 toward downtown Dallas moves slowly while the eastbound remained closed after an 18-wheeler exploded and its driver died after an accident at Interstate 30 in Dallas early Friday, April 6, 2018. The cab is dangling from an overpass and the driver is dead after a fiery collision involving several vehicles on the interstate near downtown Dallas. At least three other vehicles were involved in the wreck Friday morning. The tractor-trailer burst into flames and the truck driver later died at a hospital. (David Woo/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
April 06, 2018 - 2:32 PM

DALLAS - The cab of an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer was left dangling from an overpass after a fiery collision on an interstate near downtown Dallas killed the driver.

The Dallas County sheriff's department says witnesses told deputies that a sport utility vehicle fishtailed and hit a guardrail before swerving across all lanes of traffic and colliding with the tractor-trailer Friday morning on Interstate 30.

Eastbound I-30 and the road below were closed after the wreck. The accident has since been cleared.

Authorities say the tractor-trailer driver was 45-year-old Russell Carpenter of Detroit, Texas. He was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Authorities say a third vehicle was also involved, but it wasn't yet clear how. That vehicle's driver and the sport utility vehicle driver were taken to the hospital. They were in stable condition.

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