A 44-year-old woman was killed Friday when a semi truck reportedly failed to slow down as it approached a backup on Interstate 20 in Weatherford, sparking a multivehicle collision.
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Weatherford officers responded to a call of a major accident about 3:40 p.m. and found the semi and its trailer lying on their side in the median and blocking both directions of the freeway just east of U.S. Highway 171.
Witnesses told police that the semi was traveling east and had just passed under the bridge at the 408 mile marker when it encountered backed-up traffic and didn't slow down.
The semi struck an SUV, pushing it into a car in front of it, which then spun and struck a pickup. The semi also is believed to have hit the pickup. The semi slid toward the median and rolled onto its driver side, spilling bottles of Gatorade onto the interstate in the process.
A 44-year-old woman in the car died, police said. The Tarrant County medical examiner's office identified her as Amy Lopez of Coahoma. Texas State Highway Patrol Crash Reports are available @ www.PoliceDept.us/Texas Family members may request a copy of the crash report online and the Texas State Police Records Office will send by mail.