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: 'This Is Trying On Your Soul': Dallas Home Hit By Possible Tornado After Being Rebuilt From October 2019 Storm
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: Missing Houston Tiger Transported To Texas Animal Sanctuary
— 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: Police: 2 Shot, 1 Fatally, In Car While Waiting To Enter 'Ranch-Style' Property In DeSoto
Police haven’t released the name of the dead driver.