Concrete Truck Crosses Median Killing Two

Fatal Dump Truck Accident on LBJ / 635

Photo Courtesy of CBS DFW

All lanes of LBJ Freeway have finally reopened, about four hours after a serious truck wreck shut down both sides of the freeway.

Both directions of the LBJ Freeway were shut down on Tuesday due to a dump truck crash between Webb Chapel Road and Marsh Lane. The incident happened at about 10:30 a.m. when the truck appeared to have jumped over the center concrete median.  Authorities have not disclosed what caused the dump truck to cross over the median into oncoming traffic.

The accident produced two fatalities.  Two people were killed when the dump truck, after crossing the median, landed on two cars, pinning the cars and their occupants underneath each end of the truck.  The individuals who died in the crash were killed after the dump truck landed on two cars, pinning them underneath each end of the truck.

The owner of the truck was a subcontractor on the LBJ Express Project, and the area where the crash took place is part of the LBJ Express Project, where road construction has already been impacting the regular flow of traffic heading east and west through north Dallas.

The serious and fatal accident backed up traffic for miles in both directions until the highway reopened almost four hours after the accident.

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