UPDATE: One dead in multiple vehicle crash on I20 in Weatherford

At around 3:42pm, Weatherford police and fire along with Lifecare EMS units responded to a major accident on I20 at the 408 mile marker. Officers arrived to find an overturned 18 wheeler blocking directions of both eastbound and westbound I20. Three additional vehicles were involved.

Witnesses report the 18 wheeler was eastbound on I20 and failed to control its speed while approaching a back up on the highway. The semi truck crashed into an SUV, causing a multiple vehicle pile up. The 18 wheeler overturned, spilling plastic Gatorade bottles on the highway.

At this time, there is one confirmed fatality. She has been identified as a 44-year-old female riding in one of the passenger vehicles. Seven (7) other individuals were transported from the scene to area hospitals, conditions unknown.

The investigation is ongoing at this time.