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Deadly crash shuts down U.S. 80 in Mesquite, police say

Eastbound lanes of the highway between Big Town Blvd. and Gross/Gus Thomasson Road are shut down.

MESQUITE, Texas — Drivers were being diverted away from a deadly accident on U.S. Highway 80 in the Mesquite area, police said Monday morning.

Officials shut down the eastbound lanes of the highway between Gross/Gus Thomasson Road and Big Town Boulevard. Officials were diverting drivers to the south service road of the highway.

The closure was still in effect as of 8 a.m. Monday.

Mesquite police told WFAA that the accident involved an 18-wheeler and an SUV. The SUV driver was taken to a hospital, but was pronounced dead at 2:52 a.m.

No other information is available at this time.

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