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.