Driver Dies In Fort Worth 18-Wheeler Crash

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – Emergency crews in Fort Worth are still on the scene of an 18-wheeler crash along Interstate-35W, just south of Heritage Trace Parkway, in the northern part of the city. The crash happened before 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday morning in the southbound lanes.

The 18-wheeler turned onto its side, leaving debris in the roadway and blocking the highway in the process. The driver of that 18-wheeler died in the crash. It took some time for members of Fort Worth Fire Technical Rescue to retrieve the body of the victim. The Tarrant County Medical Examiner has been asked to positively identify the victim.

Authorities say the vehicle was forced off the highway by another 18-wheeler and overturned on the grassy shoulder. They also believe the other truck continued on southbound and did not stop for the accident. The fatal crash is still being investigated by the Fort Worth Police…

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