Driver killed in fiery Grand Prairie crash

Posted Sunday, Mar. 30, 2014  comments  Print Reprints

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A motorist died Saturday night, trapped in a wrecked sport utility vehicle that caught fire on a Grand Prairie highway, police said.

Authorities did not release the name of the driver Sunday.

The victim died about 9:15 p.m. Saturday on eastbound Interstate 30 near Belt Line Road in Grand Prairie.

Witnesses told Grand Prairie police that the driver of a 2006 Ford Escape had been driving erratically when the vehicle went onto the shoulder of the highway and clipped the back of a disabled tractor-trailer. On impact, the SUV overturned and caught fire, police said.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. The truck driver was in the cab awaiting repair assistance, police said.

The accident was the second traffic fatality in Grand Prairie this year.

Domingo Ramirez Jr., 817-390-7763 Twitter: @mingoramirezjr

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