MESQUITE One person was killed Monday morning in a car accident on Interstate 635 in Mesquite.

At about 4:30 a.m., the Mesquite Police Department responded to a call of a major accident on southbound I-635 approaching Highway 80.

The initial investigation shows that a 2007 Chevrolet pickup left the roadway and struck an exit sign, according to a statement from a Mesquite police spokesman. The truck then vaulted an embankment and landed nose first before rolling onto the roof.

The driver has been identified as J. Jesus Urbina, of Mesquite He was transported to Baylor Hospital in Dallas where he later died from his injuries.

This is the second fatal accident in Mesquite this year.

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