18-wheeler plunges off I45 in Dallas County; driver killed

The Dallas County Sheriff’s Office has released an update on this morning’s crash at Interstate 45 and Malloy Bridge Road.

Authorities say the driver of a UPS 18-wheeler collided with a guardrail and crashed through a concrete bridge barrier, plunging the truck off the highway and into a creek below. Dallas Fire Rescue’s Dive Team assisted in the recovery of the driver, who was pronounced deceased at the scene.

As of 7:30pm, emergency responders are still working to clean up the scene. Drivers traveling through this area can expect delays.

Multiple agencies responded to the crash including Hutchins Fire Rescue, Dallas Fire Rescue, Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, and others.