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Dump Truck Accident Shuts Down Part Of I-635

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BALCH SPRINGS (CBSDFW.COM) - Two people are dead following a wrong way accident, involving a dump truck, on I-635 near Elam Road.

The accident happened around noon and shut down all southbound lanes of I-635 in that area.

Chopper 11 has been hovering over the scene, which shows tire mark streaks beginning in the northbound lanes and stretching to the southbound lanes.

The barrier between the lanes is demolished and it appears that the dump truck crossed lanes before striking a pickup truck traveling southbound.

Balch Springs Police Deputy Chief Jonathan Haber confirms the dump truck hit two vehicles.  The driver of one of the hit vehicles was killed.  The dump truck driver is also dead.  It’s not clear if he died from the accident or before.

Shortly after 3 p.m. two lanes of I-635 were reopened.  Click here to check traffic conditions.

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