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Truck driver dies in fiery Fort Worth crash

One dead in fiery Fort Worth crash

One person was killed Sunday morning in a fiery crash on east Loop 820 just north of US 287 in southeast Fort Worth that involved a US postal semi-truck, officials said. (Star-Telegram/Max Faulkner)
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One person was killed Sunday morning in a fiery crash on east Loop 820 just north of US 287 in southeast Fort Worth that involved a US postal semi-truck, officials said. (Star-Telegram/Max Faulkner)

The driver of a postal service tractor-trailer was killed Sunday morning in a fiery crash on East Loop 820 just north of U.S. 287 in southeast Fort Worth, officials said.

No other injuries were reported in the wreck, which occurred just before 10 a.m. in the 4300 block of southbound East Loop 820.

Authorities reported that the truck hit a guardrail and exploded, said police Sgt. Steve Enright in an email.

After the explosion, there was heavy fire, Fire Department spokesman Kyle Clay said. The truck also hit a bridge support.

“A hazmat crew is on the scene,” Clay said Sunday morning.

Texas Department of Transportation engineers were finishing up at the scene at 6 p.m. after the bridge was found to be intact, said TxDOT spokesman Val Lopez.

All southbound lanes on the highway were reopened at 7 p.m., according to a TxDOT tweet.

Police Lt. Brandon Johnson said at the scene that it was unknown whether speed or road conditions were causes of the crash.

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

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