3 Fatal Crashes from the I-20 Highway
Running nearly the entire width of the state — and right through the congested Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex — the I-20 highway is one of the most dangerous roads in Texas.
In fact, motor vehicle accidents along this major interstate are a near-daily occurrence.
Sadly, I-20 crashes often turn deadly, as illustrated by three recent accidents.
Wrong-Way Driver Kills 1 Near Duncanville
A wrong-way driver was responsible for a 4-vehicle crash near Ducanville that tragically killed a young mother in April.
According to authorities, Guillermo Suarez, 31, was intoxicated when he drove his SUV east in the southbound lanes of I-20 on April 21st.
Suarez sideswiped an oncoming vehicle, causing that vehicle to spin out of control and hit a third.
He then collided with a fourth vehicle, at which point his SUV burst into flames.
The fourth vehicle slammed into an 18-wheeler, causing the semi to jackknife.
The driver of the fourth vehicle, 23-year-old Amberly McCray, of Grand Prairie, was pronounced dead at the scene.
She left behind a 9-month old baby.
Suarez, who has a prior DUI conviction, was charged with driving while intoxicated and intoxication manslaughter with a vehicle.
Chain-Reaction Crash Kills 3 in Smith County
Three people died on May 22, 2018, in connection with a 4-vehicle crash in Smith County.
The deadly chain-reaction collision occurred shortly before 1 a.m., when an Oldsmobile travelling west in the eastbound lanes of I-20 struck an oncoming Dodge Ram pickup truck near exit 159.
The driver of an eastbound tractor-trailer was forced to take evasive action to avoid the wreck, which caused the truck to cross the center median and overturn in the westbound lanes of I-20.
The tractor-trailer was then hit by an oncoming tanker trailer.
The driver of the Oldsmobile and the drivers of both semi-trucks were pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the pickup was taken to an area hospital, where he was treated and later released.
Truck Driver Dies After Slamming into Toll 49 Bridge
The driver of a semi-truck died on July 9, 2018, after his rig slammed into the Toll 49 Bridge over the I-20 highway in Smith County.
The rig became stuck on a concrete portion of the overpass, closing the bridge and I-20 for about 7 hours.
The impact of the crash caused the south end of the Toll 49 Bridge to shift about three inches.
However, inspectors determined that the strength of the structure was not compromised.
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