UPDATED: September 10, 2019 | 7:27 AM
ELLIS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Police in Midlothian are investigating after a driver going the wrong direction caused a deadly crash along State Highway 287.READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Charged In 'Accidental' Shooting That Killed Another Teen In Dallas, Police Say
The accident happened just before 4:00 a.m. and closed the westbound lanes of the highway at Padera Lake, for more than two hours.
Highway 287 westbound at Padera Lake continues to be closed, accident investigation ongoing. Working on clearing the roadway.READ MORE: Capitol Riot Suspect From Texas Was Turned In To FBI By Bumble Match, Prosecutors Say
— Capt. John Spann (@CaptSpann) September 10, 2019
Officials say a silver SUV was traveling south in the northbound lanes when it crashed into an 18 wheeler. The driver of the SUV was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was taken by ambulance to a local hospital. His injuries are said to be minor.MORE NEWS: 2 Teenaged Brothers Dead, Another Teen Injured After Shooting In Arlington
Police haven’t released the name of the dead driver.