One dead after semi-truck carrying mail flies off US 75 overpass in Allen, Tx

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.”

 


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