The North Texas Tollway Authority released video Monday that shows the fatal fiery crash on S.H. 161 underneath I-30 in Grand Prairie Saturday.
James Anthony Long, 59, of Clarksville, Tenn., was killed in a fiery crash and pronounced dead at the scene.
Police say the rig was westbound on I-30 when it veered off the right shoulder and slammed through a guardrail and retaining wall. The rig fell onto the turnpike below and burst into flames.
Police officers working a lane closure nearby were quickly on scene. Police say the officers and stopping motorists tried to rescue the driver from the truck cab. They were forced back as flames consumed the cab.
The crash shut down the westbound lanes of I-30 and both directions of SH 161 for several hours Saturday.
“There are a lot of variables that could have mixed into this that could have made it more of a tragedy than it is," sai
In: Regional News
Tags: crash, semi-truck, 18 wheeler, grand prairie, texas, ntta, i'm on fire!, fatal
Location: Grand Prairie, Texas, United States (load item map)
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