A dashcam video shows a tragic and fiery accident involving a semitruck on U.S. 75 in Texas Tuesday. The truck is seen plunging off the bridge and onto an intersection below and then bursting into flames. Watch the video below, but be warned it is troubling to watch.
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The TikTok clip was posted by user @tmoniquecollectionllc and contains footage from an NBC affiliate in Dallas/Fort Worth.
"The driver of a tractor-trailer was killed in Allen Tuesday when the rig they were driving collided with another vehicle before flying off an overpass and crashing into the roadway below," the station reports on its Web site. "Video shared with NBC 5 showed the truck burst into flames as it twisted upside down before hitting the ground."
"While the investigation into the crash continues, Allen police said it appears the tractor-trailer was northbound on Central Expressway when it collided with another vehicle," the report continues. "The tractor-trailer then drove over the right side of the overpass and caught fire as hit the ground. The driver of the truck, whose identity has not yet been confirmed, was killed in the crash. Police said the driver's identity will be released after the family has been notified."
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