One person killed in 18-vehicle crash along I-45 in Dallas

The Dallas Police Department says icy conditions were to blame for an 18-vehicle crash along Interstate 45 late last night that claimed the life of one driver.

At around 11:15pm last night, the Dallas Police Department and Dallas Fire Rescue were dispatched to the scene on the elevated service road of Interstate 45 near MLK Blvd. The first vehicle hit a patch of ice along the bridge and hit the wall. This caused several other vehicles to collide in a chain reaction crash that lasted for several minutes.

First responding units immediately closed the bridge, which stopped additional vehicles from crashing.

During the crash, a motorist got out of his vehicle and was subsequently struck by at least one other vehicle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.

A Dallas patrol officer’s vehicle was also hit in the crash, but the officer was uninjured.

Dallas Fire Rescue responded with five (5) ambulances and an EMS Supervisor.

Slow down and use caution if traveling today, especially on elevated roadways!