Fatal Truck Accident Claims Two Lives, Causes Interstate Shut Down

An 18 wheeler that hit an overpass on I-30 near Mt. Pleasant this morning has killed two people, and caused major structural damage to the bridge it collided with.

According to Texarkana DPS, TXDOT and DPS are both at the scene cleaning up and assessing the overpass damage. The two people who died have not yet been identified.

Because of the structural damage, the eastbound lane of I-30 will be closed all of today, and possibly for some time tomorrow. The westbound lane of I-30 is open now but may be closed periodically throughout the day as the clean up takes place.

Traffic is now being diverted off I-30, to Exit 162 and onto Highway 67.

Cathryn Khalil / ckhalil@kltv.com