UPDATED: March 22, 2019  11:04 AM

BEDFORD (CBSDFW.COM) – Part of State Highway 183 in Bedford was closed Tuesday morning after a deadly crash involving a tractor-trailer and an SUV.

The accident happened just after 2:00 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of the highway, near Brown Trail.

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The semi, that was hauling rocks, was in the left lane and the SUV in the right. The driver of the SUV reportedly cut across several lanes of traffic, trying to exit the highway and was hit by the 18-wheeler.

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The impact caused an explosion engulfing the SUV and the cab of the rock-hauler in flames. The driver of the SUV, whose name has not been released, was killed.

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Eastbound 183 was closed for nearly six hours near the crash site while police completed their investigation. While traffic was detoured onto Bedford Road, all the toll lanes in the area were open.