DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A tow truck driver is dead after a crash on Interstate-35E in Dallas.

The accident, involving the truck and another vehicle, happened around 2:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of the highway, near Empire Central.

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According to the Dallas County Sheriff’s Office, the two vehicles collided and the tow truck lost control, smashed through a guard rail, crossed onto the service road and hit a tree. That driver is dead on the scene.

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The driver of the other vehicle was also injured, but the driver’s exact condition isn’t known.

Police have not released the names of the person killed or the injured driver.

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The freeway and service road were shut down temporarily after the crash. The cause of the accident is under investigation.