A driver of a pickup truck is dead after losing control of their vehicle, going through a barrier, and sending it plunging off a bridge and into the Trinity River.
According to officials, the accident occurred at approximately 6:20 a.m. on East Loop 820 at Trinity Boulevard near Randol Mill Road in East Fort Worth.
Fort Worth Police speculate that the female driver, who has not yet been identified, lost control and took out part of the guard rail of the Trinity Boulevard Bridge. The truck landed upside down in the riverbed below. Special crews had to be dispatched to pull the vehicle from the water.
The woman’s body was recovered at around 7:00 a.m. and she was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash. Emergency crews brought in a thermal imaging device in order to determine that there were no other victims in or near the crash site.
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