Man Dead; 3 Children and 3 Adults Injured in 18-Wheeler & Van Crash in Willow Park

A man died and six others, including three children, were injured in a crash involving a jackknifed 18-wheeler and a minivan in Willow Park Monday morning, officials said.

Willow Park police responded about 3 a.m. to eastbound Interstate 20 at Ranch House Road. Lanes were closed but have since been reopened.

The 18-wheeler was disabled from a prior crash that happened a few minutes earlier and it was partially in the roadway blocking the inside lane of the interstate, officials said. The van, a 2017 Toyota Sienna, was driving eastbound and struck the rear of the trailer, officials said.

The Toyota was occupied by four adults and three children. The driver and two other adult passengers were hospitalized. The fourth adult male passenger was pronounced dead at the scene.

Three children, ages 2, 3, and 4, were transported to Cook Children's Hospital in Fort Worth, officials said.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was uninjured.

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