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Five killed in Fort Worth multi-vehicle freeway wreck

One wreck led to another on the westbound lanes of Interstate 30 near Oakland Boulevard, resulting in the deaths of five people and injuries of 12 others, WFAA 8 reported on April 12.

At around 2:30 a.m., a single-vehicle accident occurred, prompting witnesses to pull over and assist those in the crash. Tragically, an oncoming semi-truck failed to avoid the small crowd, hitting pedestrians and vehicles, and ultimately bursting into flames.

A spokesperson for MedStar confirmed that four of the five fatal victims died at the scene of the truck accident, while another was pronounced dead some time after being transported to a nearby hospital.

A representative from the Fort Worth Fire Department said the cause of the fire that erupted on the semi-truck has yet to be determined. Although the truck driver was listed among the injured, police reports indicate that he did not seem to be in serious condition.