UPDATE: Wrong-way driver dies in head-collision on I35W toll in Fort Worth
The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred in the early morning hours of Friday (yesterday) along the I35W toll lanes near N. Loop 820.
Fort Worth Engine 9, Engine 31, MedStar EMS, Fort Worth PD, and CareFlite helicopter all responded to the scene around 1:30AM on southbound I35W Toll.
According to police, a wrong-way driver was traveling northbound in the southbound lanes of the toll road when the vehicle struck a southbound vehicle head-on. The wrong-way driver was transported to Harris Methodist Fort Worth, but pronounced deceased. He has been identified as a 40’s year old male.
The driver of the vehicle who was hit stated the wrong-way vehicle did not have his headlights on and did not see him in time to move out of the way.
There was at least one 9-1-1 call of a wrong-way driver along I35W shortly before the collision.