Flying truck videos from Massachusetts & Indiana
This one we missed that STATter911.com Dwayne Harris found for us. It is the third truck flying off a highway video in the last five days. Unlike the other two, the trucker in this case in Grand Prairie, Texas did not walk away. He was killed. The rig was carrying a load of ceramic tile.
The North Texas Tollway Authority released video Monday that shows Saturday’s fatal fiery crash on the President George Bush Turnpike underneath Interstate 30 in Grand Prairie.
James Anthony Long, 59, of Clarksville, Tenn., was pronounced dead at the scene of the wreck.
Police say the rig was westbound on I-30 when it veered off the right shoulder and slammed through a guardrail and retaining wall. The tractor trailer fell onto the toll road below and burst into flames.
Police officers working at a nearby lane closure quickly arrived. The officers and stopping drivers tried to rescue Long from the truck cab but were forced back as flames consumed the cab.
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Also on STATter911 …
- VT firefighter jumps from I-91 overpass to avoid tractor trailer that hits fire truck. Molly Wood survives 40 foot drop. – February 21, 2013
- Must see video: Holy @#*&! Flying semi & a fireball. Trucker & young son walk away from wreck. – August 2, 2013
- Early raw video: 86 vehicle pileup on I-275 in Ohio kills 12-year-old girl & injures at least 20 people. – January 21, 2013
- Technical rescue: Tractor-trailer cab dangles from Monitor Merrimac bridge in Newport-News, VA with driver inside. – April 8, 2013
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