One killed, five seriously injured in overnight wrong-way crash on the Dallas North Tollway

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a major accident with fatality that occurred early Saturday morning.

At approximately 2:20am, TxDPS highway patrol troopers, who respond to incidents on area toll roads, and fire/EMS personnel with Dallas Fire-Rescue responded to a crash on the Dallas North Tollway at the Maple Ave. overpass. Three vehicles had been involved in the collision.

The preliminary investigation indicates a vehicle was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the Tollway when it struck two southbound vehicles. The driver of the wrong-way vehicle and four other occupants in one of the vehicles were transported to Parkland Hospital with serious injuries. The driver of one of the southbound vehicles struck by the wrong-way driver died at the scene.

Southbound lanes of the Dallas North Tollway were closed while police investigated the scene.