Ice a contributing factor in fatal Garland crash, police say

The Garland Police Department is investigating a fatality accident that occurred early Friday morning along the westbound lanes of 635 near Jupiter Road.

Garland FD/EMS and PD responded to the scene during the overnight hours and located an overturned 18-wheeler and an overturned SUV.

Police say ice was a contributing factor in the collision between the semi truck and the SUV.

One of the individuals was pronounced deceased at the scene. A second individual was transported to a hospital in critical condition. A third individual has been treated and released.

Lanes of 635 were closed for several hours during the morning commute while police investigated the scene. The highway has been reopened.