Driver killed after 18-wheeler hits vehicle on I35E in Lewisville

The Lewisville Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred overnight along Interstate 35E.

At around 1:45am, an 18-wheeler rear-ended a vehicle that was stopped on the southbound side of the highway near Business 121.

Lewisville Fire/EMS responded to provide medical assistance to the driver of the vehicle. He was initially talking to paramedics immediately following the crash, but later died at the hospital due to injuries sustained in the collision.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was not seriously injured.

Impact of the collision caused the 18-wheeler’s saddle tank to rupture and spill diesel all over the highway. Lanes were closed while firefighters cleaned up the spill. All lanes were reopened around 8:00am.

The accident remains under investigation by Lewisville police.