Top Stories: Truck Driver Dies After 18-Wheeler Crashes, Explodes On Eastbound I-30 | KERA News

Top Stories: Truck Driver Dies After 18-Wheeler Crashes, Explodes On Eastbound I-30

Apr 6, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Eastbound I-30 is closed right now while hazmat crews clean up a fuel spill. An 18-wheeler exploded after crashing into another vehicle around 5:45 a.m. this morning. The truck driver was taken to Parkland Memorial Hospital. He later died.

Dallas Fire Rescue's trying to retrieve the truck. It's dangling over an overpass at I-30 and East Grand Avenue in Old East Dallas.

Traffic on the west side of the highway is backed up as drivers deal with the heavy smoke.

Other stories this morning:

  • Officials say HIV and AIDS patients in Dallas County may have suffered delays in treatment and other vital services because of mismanagement and incompetence within the Health & Human Services Department.
  • In our Friday Conversation, Alfredo Corchado of The Dallas Morning News explains why the presidential election in Mexico could affect future U.S.-Mexico relations – and why Texans should care.

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