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I-30 back open after fatal crash involving motorcycle and 18-wheeler

The closure lasted several hours.

FORT WORTH, Texas — One person is dead after a motorcycle and 18-wheeler crashed on the eastbound side of Interstate 30 overnight Sunday, Fort Worth police said. Both directions of the freeway were shut down as police handled the incident, but have since reopened.

One man was pronounced dead at the scene, though officials have not yet released details about his identity.

The crash happened shortly before 1 a.m. near Bryant Irvin Road. Traffic is currently being diverted in both directions at Bryant Irvin Road since the 18-wheeler ended up on its side in the westbound lanes, according to police. 

Officials expected the westbound lanes to reopen around 6 a.m., but said the eastbound lanes would likely remain closed much longer, as a second 18-wheeler hit two patrol cars while police were responding to the crash. No officers were injured in that second incident, though. 

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