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One car catches fire after being pinned between the flatbed trailer and the highway retaining wall. Several cars struck during chase.
Interstate 30 eastbound closed at Cooper Street; Cooper Street bridge over I-30 also closed. Frontage road and WB I-30 remain open.
Condition of those hit and the number of vehicles hit is unconfirmed.
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Interstate 30 is closed in Arlington and an apparent standoff is underway after the driver of a flatbed tractor-trailer led police on a multi-city chase that ended in a fiery crash Friday afternoon.
Fort Worth police said officers tried to stop the driver of a tractor-trailer after the driver hit several vehicles on Interstate 30 near Montgomery Street, but the driver refused to pull over and instead led officers on a chase through downtown and east into Arlington, sometimes hitting speeds of 100 mph.
The driver hit several cars along Interstate 30 before the final crash in Arlington at about 12:45 p.m., involving at least two other vehicles, including one that caught fire after becoming pinned between the flatbed trailer and the highway retaining wall.
A number of police officers took a defensive position behind a concrete divider with guns drawn and pointed toward the tractor, where the driver of the truck is believed to be holed up.
Fort Worth police said a woman can be seen in the cab of the truck, but that they don’t know her condition or if anyone else is in the cab with her.
A large crowd of onlookers is watching the scene unfold from the north side of Interstate 30.
Police from Fort Worth and Arlington are at the scene; Arlington SWAT arrived at the scene at about 1:40 p.m.
The number of crashes, vehicles, and potential injuries have not yet been determined. It is also not known why police wanted to initially stop the truck.
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Published 41 minutes ago | Updated 1 minute ago