Interstate 30 eastbound is closed at E. Grand Avenue after an 18-wheeler caught on fire early Friday morning.

The semi-truck crashed into a guard rail after a car hit it from behind. Three other cars were involved in this incident as well.

All lanes of traffic including the HOV lane are closed.

According to the Dallas County Sheriffs office, the driver of the 18-wheeler died from his injuries. He has been identified as 46-year-old, Russell Bert Carpenter, Jr. and is from Detroit, Texas.

Occupants from one of the cars involved were also transported to Baylor of Dallas with unknown conditions.

This is a developing story, check back for updates