Pregnant Woman Dies in Fatal Dallas 18 Wheeler CrashOctober 12, 2015
A pregnant woman, her boyfriend and two children lost their lives in a fatal Dallas 18 wheeler crash last week. The Dallas Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Jessica Moreno, along with her boyfriend, Fidenzio Hernandez, and her sons, five-year-old Marcelo Moreno and two-year-old Kevin Hernandez, all perished in the fatal Dallas 18 wheeler crash. Local news reports showed that the truck driver who struck their sport utility vehicle, Ricky McGinnis, was unhurt. Authorities have yet to charge Mr. McGinnis for his involvement in the fatal Dallas 18 wheeler crash.
Details of the Fatal Dallas 18 Wheeler Crash
Reports from the local sheriff’s office state that the fatal Dallas 18 wheeler crash happened at about 6:35 a.m. on Monday, October 5. The SUV with Mr. Hernandez, Ms. Moreno and the two children was stopped on the shoulder of the Interstate 20 ramp above Interstate 35E in southern Dallas. Mr. McGinnis was driving a tractor trailer with a load of lumber on the ramp connecting westbound Interstate 20 to southbound Interstate 35E. The big rig rear-ended the SUV, which caused a fiery explosion atop the three-level interchange between I-20 and I-35E.
Fire Engulfs Fatal Dallas 18 Wheeler Crash Site
Local news reports on the fatal Dallas 18 wheeler crash stated that the force of the collision wedged the SUV between the truck’s cab and trailer. The collision also caused the truck’s gas tanks to explode. The explosion engulfed both vehicles in flames. The fatal Dallas 18 wheeler crash site is among the busiest intersections in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Authorities rerouted traffic for several hours as they put out the fires, cleaned up the wreckage and assessed the structural integrity of the overpass.
Family Lost in Fatal Dallas 18 Wheeler Crash
Officials with the Dallas Medical Examiner’s Office stated that they identified Ms. Moreno’s remains through her tattoos, while they used dental records to identify the remaining victims of the fatal Dallas 18 wheeler crash. In addition to the two children lost in the fatal Dallas 18 wheeler crash, Ms. Moreno was eight months pregnant with a baby girl. Ms. Moreno would have turned 25 later in October and expected to give birth just after her own birthday.
Police Investigate Fatal Dallas 18 Wheeler Crash
Authorities have not filed charges against the truck driver, but have launched their investigation into the fatal Dallas 18 wheeler crash. Mr. McGinnis escaped his truck before it burst into flames after the fatal Dallas 18 wheeler crash. Mr. McGinnis had been an independent contractor driver Southeastern AG Transport, Inc., a trucking company based in Mississippi. A representative for Southeaster AG Transport released a statement saying that the company was “fully cooperating with the Dallas County Sheriff’s Department in their investigation.”
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