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1 Dead After SUV Plunges Over Bridge in Fort Worth

A Fort Worth man has died after his SUV traveled off an Interstate 35W bridge Tuesday in Fort Worth.[[405040125,R]]

The Tarrant County medical examiner identified the driver as 46-year-old Stephen Dean.

Fort Worth fire officials said an 18-wheeler was going northbound on Interstate 35W near southeast 28th Street at about noon when it struck a concrete median barrier, sending the barrier into the southbound lanes.

Accident investigators have not yet determined whether the SUV was struck by the barrier, the tractor-trailer or another vehicle, or if it went off the bridge trying to avoid a collision.

All lanes in both directions of I-35W were closed for several hours while investigators worked at the scene. Traffic resumed after 6 p.m., according to North Tarrant Express.

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