Officials identify two dead in Interstate 30 crash
The two people killed in a two-vehicle collision about 1:04 p.m. on Interstate 30 west of Nash Tuesday have been indentified.
Dustynn Shrader, 32, of Texarkana, Texas, and Mario Zambraro, 21, of Mount Pleasant were pronounced dead at the scene. Both were occupants of a one-ton work truck pulling a trailer, said Sgt. Aaron Brower, Texarkana, Texas, police department spokesman.
The one-ton work truck was eastbound on Hampton Road, lost control, struck the guardrail and then entered the westbound lane of Interstate 30 where it was struck head on by an 18 wheeler, Brower said.
Both eastbound lanes of I 30 will be closed until the scene is investigated and cleared, Brower said. One lane of westbound Interstate 30 is open.
The 18-wheeler was hauling furniture, according to those on scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to a hospital with unknown injuries.
An off-duty officer, who was on-scene, was asking for a fire extinguisher, according to initial reports from law enforcement over police radio transmissions.
The collision occurred east of the Nash exit and initally caused all lanes of the interstate to be closed.
Emergency vehicles were attempting to slow traffic as far back as the state line on I-30.
The initial reports said the trucks had no placards visible to let emergency crews know what was being transported in either truck.
Diverted rtaffic is still backed up on several highways. Officials are advising motorists to have patience.