Mesquite

Deadly 18-Wheeler Crash Closes Eastbound I-30 in Mesquite

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The eastbound lanes of Interstate 30 at Interstate 635 are moving again following a deadly early-morning crash in Mesquite between a car and a tractor-trailer.

The crash happened at about 5 a.m. near the I-30/I-635 interchange east of Gus Thomason and west of Galloway Avenue.

Video from the scene appeared to show a car pinned underneath the back of a box trailer, with police and fire crews blocking all eastbound lanes.

The ramp connecting eastbound I-30 to southbound I-635 was also closed.

A Mesquite police spokesman confirmed the driver of the car was pronounced dead at the scene. The name of the driver has not yet been released.

There were no other injuries reported.

The freeway, which was closed for several hours Tuesday as the crash was investigated, has reopened and traffic data showed no delays in the area Tuesday afternoon.

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