Driver runs away from crash along I-30, fatally struck by vehicle

The Fort Worth Police Department is investigating a fatality accident in the westbound lanes of Interstate 30 near E. Loop 820 in the east Fort Wort area.

According to officials, officers observed a vehicle driving erratically and attempted to catch up to it. The vehicle sped off out of sight. As officers attempted to catch up, they found the driver had crashed into a pole. The vehicle had become engulfed in fire.

After the crash, the driver fled on foot across the westbound lanes of the highway where he was fatally struck by a passing vehicle. Investigators are working the fatality crash scene now. All westbound lanes of I-30 are closed due to this crash.

Police clarify this was not a pursuit related incident. It is unknown why the driver was driving erratically or why he fled from the accident on foot.

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