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Major accident kills 2, shuts down Interstate 20 in Benbrook

Fatal wreck closes I-20 between Bryant Irvin and Winscott Roads

The crash involving a car and truck leaves two dead and one injured in Benbrook.
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The crash involving a car and truck leaves two dead and one injured in Benbrook.

A traffic accident on Interstate 20 in Benbrook killed two men Friday afternoon and shut down the highway in both directions, officials said.

The wreck happened about 2:30 p.m. between Bryant Irvin Road and Winscott Road.

A tractor-trailer and a pickup truck were traveling westbound when they collided near the exit to Winscott Road, according to a police news release.

Two of the victims were pronounced dead at the scene. A third person was taken to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, the press release said.

The highway was closed in both directions as four MedStar ambulances and a Careflite helicopter responded to the scene.

By 4:30 p.m., police were letting some vehicles pass on the shoulders of the highway, said Detective Michael Mullinax, a Benbrook police spokesman. Most of the traffic was being directed to service roads and heavy delays were expected to continue through rush hour.

Police were still investigating the cause of the crash.

A man running from a wreck in south Dallas is caught by a police dog and bitten on the leg; a large quantity of marijuana was found in the stolen car he had been driving, police said.

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