[Video] Horrifying Crash in Allen, Texas as Semi Flies Off Bridge, Killing One
A fiery, fatal crash in Allen, Texas that involved an 18-wheeler carrying mail was caught on video.
The horrific accident killed the driver of the semi truck and caused area streets to close for hours.
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Dash cam video shows the moment the 18-wheeler went over the edge. According to Allen American, a bystander described the scene by saying it "flew off 75 and hit the ground."
WARNING: THIS VIDEO MAY BE DISTURBING TO SOME VIEWERS. WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK.
The driver of the 18-wheeler, 71 year old, Gustavo Gomez, was killed in the crash.
Another Deadly Day on Texas Roads
According to WFAA, the accident happened on Tuesday afternoon in Allen, Texas near the intersection of U.S. 75 and Stacy Road. The 18-wheeler was traveling northbound on 75 when it collided with the vehicle, sending the semi off the overpass in a ball of fire. The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.
The accident that occurred involved a contractor who transports mail for the Postal Service. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.
Second Deadly Crash This Week in Allen, Texas
This deadly crash comes just days after a person died in another accident involving an 18-wheeler on Wednesday, September 14, according to WFAA. The cause of the accident has not yet been determined, and this is an ongoing investigation. Police are asking anyone who witnessed the incident to call police at 214-509-4288 as the investigation continues.
Meanwhile, Texas roads continue to be some of the deadliest in the country.