Driver killed when rig falls from I-30 overpass to SH161 in Grand Prairie

A big rig burns after an accident Saturday afternoon at Interstate 30 and State Highway 161 in Grand Prairie. Reginald Titus Jr./Special Contributor

(Dallas News) – Julie Fancher:

An 18-wheeler careened off an Interstate 30 overpass onto State Highway 161 in Grand Prairie late this afternoon, killing the driver in the fiery crash and leaving traffic in that area snarled.

Grand Prairie police spokesman Lyle Gensler said the truck was making its way along the overpass about 4 p.m. when it hit the wall and went over, crashing onto Highway 161 roughly 30 feet below.

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