A wrong-way driver was killed after crashing into another vehicle in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 30 in Fort Worth Wednesday morning, police said. Lanes were closed but have since been reopened.
Fort Worth police say the second driver, who headed in the correct direction, was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.
The wrong-way driver was spotted by Fort Worth officers driving westbound in the eastbound lanes at Riverside Drive, police said. Broadcasts were put out citywide as officers tried to keep an eye on the vehicle, police said. Additional 911 callers helped with the progression of the wrong-way driver. A K9-unit officer assisting with the call saw the crash when the wrong-way driver hit another vehicle traveling in the eastbound lanes.
The wrong-way driver narrowly missed another MedStar emergency vehicle and another Fort Worth police officer while the units were headed eastbound on I-30. Citizens were also forced to veer out of the lanes to avoid being struck prior to the fatal crash at I-30 and Montgomery Street.
Eastbound lanes were closed between Hulen and Montgomery streets as law enforcement investigated. The interstate reopened shortly after 7 a.m.