A 20-year-old DeSoto man was one of two people killed in overnight traffic accidents in Arlington, and a wrong-way driver caused another crash that closed westbound Interstate 20 for several hours.
Sean Huntsman was killed at the scene of a crash on westbound Interstate 30 beneath the Center Street overpass, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office. The time of death was listed as 1:31 a.m.
Huntsman was ejected from a pickup truck that was rear-ended by a hit-and-run driver, police said. Police describe the truck as white and asked anyone with information to call police at 817-459-5653.
Around the same time as the I-30 crash, westbound Interstate 20 was closed at Kelly Elliott after a three-vehicle accident caused by a wrong-way driver, police said.
The freeway reopened shortly before 7 a.m., according to a Twitter post from the Arlington Police Department.
Police responded to the crash at 1:36 a.m., according to the Arlington police website. Police said an SUV headed east in the westbound lanes of I-20 struck an 18-wheeler and a car near Green Oaks.
The drivers of the SUV, a woman in her early 20s, and the 18-wheeler were taken by ground ambulance to John Peter Smith hospital and are expected to survive, police said. The truck jackknifed and spilled fuel on the freeway.
Also overnight, in southwest Arlington, a single-car crash killed one person near U.S. 287 and Eden Road.
At about 10:30 p.m. Wednesday, Arlington police were dispatched to the 4700 block of Eden Road.
An initial investigation revealed that the driver was speeding east on Eden Road and lost control of the vehicle, which went off of the road and overturned, police said.
The driver, who police say is about 30 years old, was ejected and died at the scene.