Man struck and killed by 18-wheeler while walking across I35E in Dallas

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatality accident that occurred during the overnight hours along the southbound lanes of Interstate 35E near Empire Central in Dallas.

At around 3:00am, Dallas Police and Fire-Rescue responded to the scene and quickly closed the freeway. Paramedics pronounced the victim deceased at the scene.

Traffic investigators say the driver of an 18-wheeler was traveling southbound on the highway and did not have enough time to avoid hitting the pedestrian, who was walking across the freeway. The pedestrian was struck by the semi truck and a second passing vehicle. Both drivers stopped at the scene and neither were arrested.

All lanes of the highway were closed for a few hours while police investigated the scene.

The identity of the victim has not been publicly released. The crash remains under investigation.