18-wheeler driver killed in crash on I-30 in Texarkana, Texas identified
TEXARKANA, Texas (KSLA) - The Texas Department of Safety responded to the scene of a fatal big rig crash on I-30 in Texarkana Wednesday morning (May 26).
According to the Texarkana Texas Police Department, the big rig was the only vehicle involved. It happened on I-30 W near the Texas rest area around 4:30 a.m.
“That’s probably going to cause delays on both the interstate and St. Michael Drive for a good part of the morning - but definitely during the morning rush hour,” reads a Facebook post. “You’re gonna want to avoid this area for a while.”
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Preliminary details indicate a 2020 Peterbilt tractor trailer towing double trailers was headed west on I-30, when for a still undetermined reason, it veered off the road and hit the overpass of the entrance ramp onto I-30.
The driver of the truck died on scene. He has been identified by Texas DPS as Mark Adaway, 45, of Grand Prairie.
As of about 10:30 a.m., I-30 remained shutdown on the westbound side; traffic is being diverted onto the frontage road.
The crash remains under investigation.
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