1 Dead, Lanes Closed in Wreck on PGBT

NBC 5 News

One driver is dead after crashing into a semitrailer on President George Bush Turnpike in Carrollton early Monday morning, authorities said.

Texas Department of Public Safety's Sgt. Lonny Haschel said the driver lost control and crashed a Mitsubishi Montero into the semi-trialer that was pulling onto the right shoulder of the southbound turnpike because of a jackknifed truck in the roadway at 4:28 a.m.

The driver of the Mitsubishi died at the scene, Haschel said.

No other injuries were reported.

As of 8:30 a.m., the two middle lanes of the roadway were open. Officials have not said when they expect to open the other lanes.

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