Police said a driver was killed and a passenger injured after a car crashed into a stalled 18-wheeler on Interstate 45 in Dallas late Tuesday night.
Dallas police said the driver — later identified as Daylnn Brown — was headed north on I-45 when he came upon the 18-wheeler in a active construction zone at about 11:30 p.m.
The occupied 18-wheeler was stalled in the left lane of traffic with the rear hazard lights illuminated.
Brown was driving at a unsafe speed, according to police, and crashed into the 18-wheeler.
Police said Brown was pronounced dead at the scene. A passenger in the front seat was transported to Baylor University Medical Center in critical condition.
I-45 was shut down while authorities investigated the crash. Police said the road had been reopened by 4:30 a.m. Wednesday.