UPDATE: Driver critically injured in crash on Highway 121

The Haltom City Police Department is investigating a serious crash that occurred earlier this morning along southbound Highway 121 near Haltom Road.

Multiple emergency responders from Haltom City were called to the scene around 8:00AM.

Officials say traffic was slowing due to a disabled vehicle. A box truck slowed with the traffic, but a vehicle behind the truck did not. The vehicle collided into the back of the box truck and lodged itself up under the back deck.

The driver of the vehicle was transported to a local hospital with major injuries. Police say his injuries are life-threatening.

All lanes of the highway were closed to allow for police investigation and scene clean up.