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Daily Sun photo/ Ron Farmer

The Texas Department of Public Safety State Troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash around 3:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 on Interstate Highway 45 half a mile south of FM 1394.


The preliminary investigation shows that a white 2018 Freightliner road safety vehicle was parked in the right northbound lane of I-45, protecting workers repairing the roadway.


A white 2015 Hino tow truck, carrying a vehicle and towing another, was traveling north on 45 in the right lane. For an as of yet undetermined reason, the tow truck failed to yield and struck the rear of the Freightliner.

The driver of the tow truck, Guadalupe Valdez, 60, of Dallas was transported by air ambulance to Parkland Hospital in Dallas with injuries.


There was not a driver present in the Freightliner.


The investigation is on-going and there is no other information available.