Driver Killed in Fiery Crash with Big Rig

Police say a portion of Interstate 30 in Grand Prairie was closed after a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler early Saturday morning.[[298172311,R]]

Police say the crash involved a Ford Mustang and an 18-wheeler just before 12:45 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 30, near North Carrier Parkway.

The driver of the mustang died at the scene. The driver of the truck was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Police said the 18-wheeler was hauling dozens of washing machines at the time of the crash.

Investigators said westbound lanes of I-30 at South Belt Line Road were expected to be closed until 8 a.m. Saturday. But they ended up being closed much longer as the clean-up continued.

The westbound lanes of I-30 were reopened just after 11 a.m. Saturday.

Police did not say what may have caused the crash.

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