Wrong-Way Driver Hits Semi In Dallas, I-30 Closed

i 30 wrong way 3 Wrong Way Driver Hits Semi In Dallas, I 30 Closed

(credit: CBSDFW.COM)

DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – There’s been another interstate crash, fuel spill, and highway shutdown — this time in Dallas. A driver going the wrong way on I-30 crashed into a tractor-trailer around 3:30 a.m. Friday.

The accident and subsequent fuel spill has closed the eastbound lanes of I-30, starting at 2nd Street near downtown.

The 18-wheeler wasn’t carrying anything hazardous in its cargo, but at least 100 gallons of diesel gasoline spilled from the fuel tanks on the truck. A Hazardous Materials Team (HAZMAT) was called to the scene to deal with cleanup.

The driver of the car is 25-year-old Stephanie Michele Dickson from Mansfield. Dallas Sheriff Deputy, Raul Reyna, says the woman’s driver’s license shows she’s got a record.

“She does appear to have a history of alcohol related offenses,” said Reyna. “Right now we don’t know if alcohol was involved in this one [crash], it’s still under investigation.”

Dickson was taken to a local hospital in serious condition.

The driver of the 18-wheeler did not suffer life-threatening injuries.

There’s no word when Interstate-30 will reopen. As of Friday morning, drivers headed eastbound had to exit at 2nd Street and can get back on the highway just east of Haskell Avenue.

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  1. RussP says:

    Not sure how or why this went to race instead of focusing on drunk and stupid drivers. I still think money needs to be spent putting one way spike strips on highway off ramps. Then they don’t make it onto the highway without 4 flat tires which will definitely slow them down if not stop them.

  2. NiteNurse says:

    Just call I-30 murder highway, there’s a death or two at least once a month.

  3. Miranda Welch says:

    i wish you people would leave it alone. she had people who loved her. i loved her. she has a family. she was not into nascar. please. just stop.

    1. hikuro says:

      Don’t pay attention to those kind of people it’s not worth of your time..they don’t know better and they don’t know how it feels like to be in your shoes! god bless you and her love ones!

  4. Stephanie deLuna says:

    I know her as well and it would be nice if people would think about the family of Stephanie and quit being hurtful with what they say. I do not think if you were put in her familys place that you would like it to much eather to read some of the stuff that has been said.

  5. An old friend says:

    She was someone I knew. Her family and friends will suffer greatly.

  6. JenniferS says:

    My heart goes out to Steph’s family and friends. R.I.P.

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