Police: Car That Caused Fatal Crash On I-30 Traveling More Than 100 MPH

Alan Scaia
April 17, 2019 - 7:44 am
I-30 Car Crash

Credit: Alan Scaia, 1080 KRLD


DALLAS (1080 KRLD) - A crash on I-30 shut down the eastbound lanes of the interstate for several hours east of Downtown Dallas Wednesday morning.

The Dallas County Sheriff's Office says a car going more than 100 miles an hour hit a semi-truck.

Investigators say the car hit the truck, lost control and caught fire about 2:20 Wednesday morning. The car came to a stop near I-30 and Lawnview.

All three people in the car died.

The truck tipped on its side, but both people inside were okay. The crash did cut the truck's gas tank, causing diesel fuel to spill across the highway. The guardrail and concrete barrier along the side of the interstate were also damaged.

Dallas Fire Rescue responded with its HazMat team. Crews spread sawdust on the highway, but eastbound I-30 stayed closed for several hours while crews cleaned up and got the truck upright.

Traffic was diverted to Military Parkway and Samuell Boulevard most of the morning, leading to delays on the side streets.