Texas tractor trailer truck careens off overpass, driver killed in fiery crash
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The man behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler that flew off a freeway overpass in north Texas before the truck burst into flames has been identified.
Gustavo Rodriguez Gomez, 71, was the driver of the tractor-trailer at the Fairview-Allen border around 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Collin County Medical Examiner confirmed to FOX 4. Video captured by another driver who wishes to remain anonymous shows the truck flipping over a concrete guard rail on US-75 near Stacy Road.
Allen police say the big rig collided with another vehicle while heading north on 75, causing the 18-wheeler to fly off the right side of the overpass. TEXAS DOCTOR WHO REPORTEDLY POISONED IV BAGS WITH HEART-STOPPING DRUGS HELD WITHOUT BAIL
Screenshot of a Texas driver's captured video of an 18-wheeler flying off a freeway overpass before bursting into flames. Gomez died on scene.
No one else was injured. RETIRED NYPD OFFICER RESCUES DRIVER WHO CRASHED CONVERTIBLE INTO NORTH CAROLINA LAKE "Gomez's wife, Helen Torres, told WFAA Wednesday afternoon that her husband had been delivering mail for the USPS to Missouri.
She said that he had driven for Bancroft and Sons Transportation and that the company had been contracted to make the delivery," the TV station reports. CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Torres added that her husband had been driving with the company for nearly 21 years.
Bancroft and Sons Transportation has reportedly offered to pay for Gomez's funeral.
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