4 dead in fiery wreck on Dallas overpass

Dallas Firefighter Lt. Kevin Roberts of Station 46, watches as other firefighters throw lumber from an overpass after a fiery crash that killed at least two people on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015. A tractor-trailer carrying lumber and a SUV collided about 6:35 a.m. on the flyover ramp from westbound Interstate 20 to southbound I-35E. The road was closed for several hours. (David Woo/The Dallas Morning News viaAP)

DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say four people have died in a fiery wreck on a Dallas overpass after their vehicle became entangled with a tractor-trailer carrying lumber.

Dallas County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Raul Reyna said they are still investigating what caused the wreck early Monday morning. He said two adults, including a pregnant woman, and two children died in the vehicle that became entangled with the tractor-trailer. He says the driver of the tractor-trailer was unharmed.

Reyna says that when the vehicles became entangled, the gas tanks on the tractor-trailer ruptured, causing the large fire. Burning lumber fell from the overpass onto the ground below.

The accident happened on the bridge from westbound Interstate 20 to southbound Interstate 35.


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