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Wrong-way driver killed in highway crash identified as Fort Worth man, authorities say

A Fort Worth man was killed Wednesday morning and a truck driver was seriously injured in a wrong-way traffic crash on Loop 820 in southeast Fort Worth, police said.

The truck driver was taken to a local hospital after suffering injuries in the wreck, which occurred about 4:30 a.m. at Loop 820 and Berry Street.

The other driver was identified as Jeffery Allen Ratigan, 51, who was pronounced dead at the accident scene, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website on Wednesday.

The accident involved an 18-wheeler and another vehicle, according to a police call log.

A small vehicle going the wrong way hit the truck, police said. The driver of the vehicle was ejected.

Police had the northbound lanes of Loop 820 closed for more than four hours as authorities investigated the fatal crash.

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