[UPDATED] US-75 completely closed in Plano due to serious crash; two dead
All northbound and southbound lanes of US-75 are closed near the President George Bush Turnpike in Plano due to a serious crash.
Officials say all northbound lanes are closed at the PGBT and all southbound lanes are closed at 15th Street.
Plano Fire-Rescue were dispatched to the scene around 4:15PM regarding a major accident. Truck 1, Engine 1, Medic 1, Battalion 1, and Squad 1 were all dispatched to the crash, which reportedly involved a vehicle rollover with entrapment. Rescue 4, Truck 4, and Engine 4 were added to assist with possible extrication.
A medical helicopter was placed on standby after 9-1-1 callers reported the driver was severely pinned in the dump truck.
Police confirm two people have died in the crash. According to scanner traffic, Plano Medic 1 also transported a patient to Medical City Plano, unknown condition.
All northbound and southbound lanes are expected to be closed for many hours and possible into the night.
More information to follow.
Official release from Plano PD: Preliminary investigation indicates an SUV occupied two times was traveling W/B on the service road of 190 (behind Fry’s Electronics) at a high rate of speed. That vehicle failed to navigate the turn where the road ends at the service road of 75 and went into a small ditch, flew past N/B 75 and struck the driver side of a gravel hauler truck pulling a trailer. The driver of the gravel hauler is deceased along with a male occupant of the SUV. A female occupant of the SUV was ejected and transported to the hospital, unknown status on her. Unknown at this time which was the driver of the SUV.