KWTX reports that the driver of a an 18 wheeler lost his life when his truck turned over while driving on Highway 6 Tuesday morning.

The driver was traveling along State Highway 6 hauling a concrete pillar, and was just south of Rice Road outside of Riesel when a tire blew out, causing him to lose control of the truck. The vehicle then overturned.

The driver's name hasn't been released to the public.

Northbound lanes of the highway were closed, and authorities were diverting traffic away from the accident scene. The Department of Public Safety is presently investigating the accident.