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Man, 24, dies after crash between car and 18-wheeler

Samuel Brooks, 24, died from life-threatening wounds suffered after the car he was driving on Texas 360 became lodged under an 18-wheeler.
Samuel Brooks, 24, died from life-threatening wounds suffered after the car he was driving on Texas 360 became lodged under an 18-wheeler. Courtesy

A 24-year-old man died early Wednesday after the vehicle he was driving collided with the back of an 18-wheeler early Tuesday morning on Texas 360, police confirmed.

Samuel Brooks of Dallas died at 3:14 a.m. Wednesday at John Peter Smith Hospital, according to the Tarrant County Medical Examiner’s website.

The Ford Focus Brooks was driving became lodged under the trailer and was dragged to the shoulder after the crash. The call came in to Medstar about 3:25 a.m. Tuesday, spokesman Matt Zavadsky said.

Brooks was taken to the hospital after he was extracted from the vehicle in the 4500 block of Texas 360 near Trinity Boulevard.

Northbound Texas 360 was shut down during the police investigation.

There are no charges pending, Fort Worth police spokesman Sgt. Marc Povero said.

Rafael Sears: 817-390-7657, @searsrafael

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