Driver killed after merging vehicle collides with 18-wheeler in Dallas

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality accident that occurred around 4AM in the westbound lanes of Interstate 30 near Cockrell Hill Road.

Police believe an SUV was merging to get onto the freeway from the entrance ramp when the driver and an 18-wheeler collided on the highway. The collision caused the 18-wheeler to lose control and overturn.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, a 64-year-old man, was trapped inside. Dallas Fire-Rescue extricated him from the wreckage and transported him to a local hospital with serious injuries. He was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The driver of the SUV was transported to a local hospital with injuries. She has been identified as a 21-year-old woman.

All westbound lanes of Interstate 30 are currently closed due to this crash.