Texas: Truck driver dies after falling from overpass in fiery crash
Texas: Truck driver dies after falling from overpass in fiery crash

Texas: Truck driver dies after falling from overpass in fiery crash

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A truck driver died in a fiery crash on Tuesday after his vehicle came to rest on an overpass.

The horrifying moment was caught on Tuesday on a bystander’s dash cam at an intersection in Allen, Texas. The truck was driving north on US Highway 75.

The trailer appears to fall head first off the highway, pulling the cab with it. The entire truck falls from the overpass upside down.

GRABS: Footage shows a tractor trailer smash through a highway barrier and fall off a bridge in Fairview Texas.  FAIRVIEW, Texas - Gustavo Rodriguez Gomez, 71, was the driver of the 18-wheeler killed in a fiery crash on the Fairview-Allen border Tuesday, according to the Collin County medical examiner.  Gomez's tractor-trailer flipped over the concrete guardrail on US-75 near Stacy Road.  Sponsored Links Paul & Joe Short-Sleeve Cropped UT $7.90 - Uniqlo Allen Police say the big rig collided with another vehicle while heading north on 75, causing the 18-wheeler to fly off its right side of the upper passage.  Gomez died on the spot.  No one else was hurt.  READ MORE: 18-wheeler flips over US-75 overpass barrier in Fairview, driver killed The crash shut down 75 and the area around Stacy Road for a long time Tuesday as investigators gathered evidence.  Police say the driver of the other vehicle was not injured.  Police have not said if charges are expected,

Firefighters put out the fire in Gomez’s cabin after the crash in Texas (Image: FOX 4)

The cabin bursts into flames as it hits the ground. The driver, Gustavo Gomez, did not survive.

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Allen police arrived at the scene after the video ended. “Officers found a tractor trailer suspended on the right guardrail,” police said. “Outside the tractor trailer they found the male driver who had died from injuries sustained in the wreck.”

Allen police said Gomez, 71, collided with another car on the freeway, pushing his trailer over the edge of the overpass.

The driver of the other vehicle was uninjured and is cooperating with the police investigation.

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Truck driver dies after veers off overpass in fiery crash

Dashcam footage captured the moment Gomez’s truck rolled off the side of the freeway overpass (Image: WFAA)

Gomez worked for the shipping company Bancroft and Sons and delivered mail for the U.S. Postal Service, his wife Helen Torres told WFAA.

Torres said her husband was a “very hard worker” and a “good man” who was always there for his family.

She also said that he was a very careful driver and does not think her husband should be blamed for the accident.

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Gustavo Gomez with his wife Helen Torres (Image: Facebook)

“He was always so attentive. He always made sure his trucks were good when they were driving or before he was driving,’ Torres told the local station. “He always knew what he was driving, he knew it was a big car and he had to take care of everybody.”

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The crash remains under investigation and police are asking for the public’s help in finding any additional dash cam footage that could shed light on what happened before the fatal crash.

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Source : metro.co.uk