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Texas: Truck driver dies after going off overpass in fiery crash

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A truck driver died in a fiery accident on Tuesday after his car went off a flyover.

The terrifying second was caught on video from a bystander’s digicam at an intersection in Allen, Texas, on Tuesday. The truck was touring north on US Freeway 75.

The trailer seems to fall off the freeway first, dragging the cab with it. The whole truck falls off the overpass the other way up.

Firefighters put out the hearth in Gomez’s cabin after the crash in Texas (Picture: FOX 4)

The cabin bursts into flames when it hits the bottom. The driving force, Gustavo Gomez, didn’t survive.

After the video ended, Allen police arrived on the scene. “Officers discovered the trailer hanging from the suitable security barrier,” police stated. “They discovered the driving force exterior the tractor trailer who died from accidents sustained within the wreck.”

Allen police stated Gomez, 71, collided with one other automotive on the freeway and pushed his trailer over the sting of the overpass.

The driving force of the opposite car was unhurt and is cooperating with the police investigation.

Dashcam footage captured the second Gomez’s truck went off the facet of a freeway overpass (Picture: WFAA)

Gomez labored for the delivery firm Bancroft and Sons and delivered mail for the U.S. Postal Service, stated his spouse, Helen Torres. WFAA.

Torres stated her husband was a “very laborious employee” and a “good man” who was at all times there for his household.

She additionally stated he was a really cautious driver and didn’t suppose her husband ought to be blamed for the accident.

Gustavo Gomez together with his spouse Helen Torres (Picture: Fb)

“He was at all times so cautious. He at all times made positive his vehicles had been good once they drove or earlier than he drove,” Torres instructed an area station. “He at all times knew what he was driving, he knew it was a giant machine and he needed to be careful for everybody.

The crash stays beneath investigation, and police are asking for the general public’s assist in discovering further dashcam footage that would make clear what occurred earlier than the deadly crash.

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