Dallas, TX – Early Monday morning crash in Ellis County was fatal for one person, police confirmed.
According to the police, part of the I-45 was closed in both directions for several hours while investigators were at the scene.
The crash happened around 3 a.m. at near the exit for Palmer, about 20 minutes south of Interstate 20.
The police confirmed that a SUV traveling northbound on I-45 crossed over the median and struck an 18-wheeler head-on in the southbound lanes.
Authorities are investigating what cause the female driver to cross over the median.
As a result of the crash, the SUV driver was ejected from the vehicle and suffered serious injuries. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police didn’t release more details about the crash. It also remains unknown if there were other injuries in the incident.
More details about the crash, including the identity of the victim, are expected in the upcoming period.
The road was fully reopened few hours after the incident around 6:30 a.m.
This is a developing story, stay with us for updates.