Samuel Brooks, 24, was traveling northbound on Highway 360 when he collided with the rear of an 18-wheeler. The Star-Telegram reports that Brooks’ Ford Focus became lodged under the 18-wheeler and was dragged until the truck came to a stop in the shoulder.
The accident occurred at approximately 3:25 a.m. near Trinity Boulevard. Highway 360 was shut down while police investigated the truck accident.
Brooks was transported to John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth where he was later pronounced dead, reports the Star-Telegram.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 3,903 people were killed in crashes involving large trucks in 2014. Here is some additional information on 18-wheeler accidents: