CARROLLTON (CBSDFW.COM) — Morning rush hour bottlenecked on May 27 after a fatal accident shutdown part of Interstate-35E in Carrollton.

It was after 6:00 a.m. when the southbound lanes of the interstate were closed at Sandy Lake Road.

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According to police, the driver of a pickup was trying to enter the Express Lane when they slammed into a barrier. When the driver got out, to possibly access the damage, a second vehicle hit the truck and pushed it further into the lanes. A person on a motorcycle was killed after they ran into the pickup as it protruded into moving traffic.

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After the crash, the drivers of the other vehicles were taken to nearby hospitals but their injuries aren’t believed to be life-threatening.

Police do not believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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As of 8:50 a.m. the interstate remained closed and traffic was being diverted.

CBSDFW.com Staff