Courtesy: Grapevine police

Fatal Big Rig Crash In Grapevine Closes Major Freeway Ramp

June 26, 2018 - 1:46 am

GRAPEVINE (1080 KRLD) - A major freeway ramp in Grapevine may remain closed through the morning commute due to a major fatality accident.  

An early morning accident involving a truck crash has shut down part of an interchange in Grapevine that carries an estimated 200,000 cars a day. \

Grapevine Police spokesperson Amanda McNew says the driver lost control on the ramp from northbound Hey 121 to eastbound I-635 LBJ. She says firefighters from Grapevine and DFW Airport responded to the crash.

"The main thing we want to do is, first off, is protect other drivers, keep everyone safe and also protect this truck. This is a big rig. You see the truck is on its roof" said McNew.

The truck wasn't carrying anything dangerous, but crews needed several hours to reach the driver. Officials say he died at the scene. 

Police will keep the ramp closed while they try to figure out why the truck lost control.

Grapevine hopes to reopen the interchange around 7:00 a.m.