ROCKWALL, TX (CBSDFW.COM) — Traffic was stopped at the Fate exit on Interstate 30 in the city of Rockwall due to a major accident that claimed the life of at least one person.
Texas Department of Public Safety Officials say two semi-trucks and four cars were involved in the wreck.READ MORE: Texas Democrats In Congress Say It's 'Unacceptable' Gov. Abbott Hasn't Released Billions In Stimulus For Public Education
Kyle Bradford with DPS confirmed that at least one person died in the wreck. He said — according to a witness — traffic was slowing and one semi didn’t slow in time and slammed into another vehicle causing a chain reaction. He said the person who died was in one of the passenger vehicles.
Assistant Chief Simmons with the Fate Department of Public Safety said he could confirm two others victims were taken to the hospital. No word on the nature of their injuries.READ MORE: Health Officials Urge Safety Measures Against West Nile Virus In North Texas
A dispatcher with Bravo Logistics who owns one of the trucks involved in the accident said they were aware of the accident but had no report on the condition of the driver.
Traffic was being routed off the highway at FM 3549 according to reports.
A Texas Department of Transportation camera on the west side of Lake Ray Hubbard shows traffic backup across the Lake Ray Hubbard Bridge.MORE NEWS: 350-Pound Man Wanted In Dallas For Alleged 'Lewd Sex Act With Children Present' In Restaurant
The Texas DPS was assisting Fate DPS in the investigation.