ALLEN, Texas — One person is dead after an 18-wheeler flew off a U.S. 75 overpass in Allen, Texas, on Tuesday afternoon, police said.
The crash happened near the intersection of 75 and Stacy Road.
Police in Allen said it appeared the semi-truck was going northbound on the highway when it collided with another vehicle, sending the 18-wheeler off the overpass.
Dash camera video from a witness shows the semi-truck going off the overpass, overturning onto the road and then bursting into flames.
Police said the driver of the semi-truck died. He was later identified as Gustavo Gomez, 71.
Letters and packages spilled out onto the roadway after the crash. Some had USPS markings on them. A USPS employee could be seen at the scene taking pictures and making phone calls.
USPS on Wednesday confirmed that Gomez was not a USPS employee.
In a statement to WFAA, USPS said: “The accident that occurred involved a contractor who transports mail for the Postal Service. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.”