Two Dead After Vehicle Crash on I-30

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Fort Worth Police and Fire on scene of a crash | Image by Glen Ellman/Fort Worth Fire Department

Two people are dead after a vehicle crash early Monday morning closed down Interstate 30 in Fort Worth.

The Fort Worth Police Department responded to reports of a collision on eastbound I-30 near Cooks Lane at 12:30 a.m. on September 18, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Three vehicles — a Chevrolet truck, a Cadillac sedan, and a motorcycle — were involved in the wreck.

Images posted of the aftermath on X, formerly known as Twitter, depict emergency personnel and police officers investigating the blocked-off scene of the crash as well as the mangled remains of the three vehicles.

Two people involved in the incident were pronounced dead on the scene. Their identities have not been released. It is also unclear which vehicle each victim was associated with, if at all.

The circumstances behind the collision as a whole are also currently unknown.

All lanes of eastbound I-30 were shut down due to the accident.

The Texas Department of Transportation in Fort Worth reported at 1:08 a.m. that the affected portion of the highway and surrounding on-ramps were also blocked off.

“East Fort Worth: eastbound I-30 is closed at Cooks Lane due to a crash. North and southbound Loop 820 ramps to eastbound I-30 are also closed.”

Eastbound I-30 at I-820 remained closed for several hours but reopened around 6:15 a.m., according to CBS News. The area directly around the crash will remain closed while the investigation continues.

Drivers are advised to take alternative routes for the duration of the closure. A preliminary report on the crash is forthcoming.

Investigators have requested that anyone who may have witnessed the crash contact them at 817–392-4886.


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