Truck Driver Killed After 18-Wheeler Falls from Texas Overpass

A truck driver died in a fiery crash near Dallas on Tuesday when their 18-wheeler collided with another vehicle on a highway and fell to the roadway below, police said.

The 18-wheeler burst into flames as it fell toward the service road, authorities and witnesses said.

The driver of the big rig died at the scene, police in Allen, Texas, said in a statement. The crash was reported just before 3 p.m. about 27 miles north of downtown Dallas, the department said.

The truck had been traveling north on U.S. Highway 75 when it collided with another vehicle for unknown reasons, police said.

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SOURCE: NBC News, Dennis Romero