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1 Dead After Truck Falls Into Lake Lewisville

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LEWISVILLE (CBSDFW.COM) - One person is dead after their vehicle fell into the waters of Lake Lewisville early Saturday morning. The incident took place at around 3:50 a.m. along the northbound lanes of Interstate-35E, on the bridge traveling over the lake.

According to Sgt. Lonny Haschel with the Texas Highway Patrol, the silver pickup truck hit an icy patch on the bridge, spun out and lifted up over the guardrail, plummeting into the water below.

A dive team from the Lewisville Fire Department went into the water to locate the vehicle and pull it from the water. One person inside of the truck was confirmed dead.

Temperatures across the DFW area, including in Lewisville, dropped into the teens early Saturday morning. Icy patches are still cover the roads after the winter storm that blew in late Thursday night and early Friday morning. Officials have discouraged any travel unless absolutely necessary.

“We encourage everyone,” stated Haschel, “if you have to travel, pack something warm in case you become stranded. And drive slowly, stay away from the ice.”

The northbound lanes of Interstate-35E in Lewisville have been shut down while crash investigators work on the scene. Officials said that the area should open to traffic again before noon. Travelers are urged to seek alternate routes if they plan to go through this area — or stay at home, if possible.

Update 10:35 a.m.

The accident investigation has concluded and both lanes of the Lake Lewisville Bridge have reopened.

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