Fatality Accident (Grand Prairie)

From TxDPS: At approximately 8:45 a.m. highway patrol troopers were called to a crash on the President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT) near IH 30. Preliminary information reveals a 2013 Chevrolet Silverado Pickup was traveling south on the PGBT. A disabled semi-trailer was parked on the left shoulder of the PGBT between the IH 30 east exit ramp and the IH 30 west exit ramp. For an as yet undetermined reason, the driver of the pickup traveled onto the shoulder and struck the rear of semi-trailer. The driver of the pickup died at the scene. No other injuries were reported. The name of the driver is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The roadway was closed for approximately 3 hours.