Horrifying moment semi-truck flies off Dallas overpass and bursts into fireball

Horrifying moment semi-truck flies off Dallas overpass and bursts into fireball that sends letters sprawling over road: Driver, 71, is killed

  • The horrifying moment a semi-truck crashed over the side of a Texas overpass and erupted in flames was caught by a nearby car
  • The crash, which occurred in Allen, Texas, killed the driver Gustavo Gomez, 71, who had worked as a driver for almost 21 years 
  • Gomez’s wife, Helen Torres, said ‘I don’t believe my husband was at fault at all because my husband was very careful, he knew what he was driving.
  • The driver of the vehicle that hit Gomez’s semi-truck was not injured in the collision and was seen cooperating with police at the scene

This is the horrifying moment an 18-wheeler flew off a Texas overpass after colliding with another vehicle and caused a fiery crash that killed the truck driver.

The shocking video captures the incident when the semi-truck crashed through the overpass barrier before hitting the road below and blew up in flames.

The 71-year-old driver of the doomed vehicle, Gustavo Gomez, died from the crash as letters and packages spilled out onto the road below. 

A USPS employee was reportedly seen at the site of the crash taking pictures of the wreckage and making phone calls.

The moment a semi-truck careened over the side of a Texas overpass was caught on a dashcam from a nearby car

The moment a semi-truck careened over the side of a Texas overpass was caught on a dashcam from a nearby car

While Gomez himself was not a USPS employee, he was contracted by the postal service and transports mail for them. 

Gomez had been driving semi-trucks for nearly 21 years and had five children according to his wife, who called him a ‘great driver.’

Helen Torres, Gomez’s wife, called her husband ‘very witty’ and said ‘he was a truck driver, what can I say, he really appreciated a good, working car.’

‘He’s gone, there’s no coming back from that,’ said the heartbroken Torres. We’re broken right now,’ she said. ‘We’re lost. He was supposed to come home.’

The driver of the vehicle that hit Gomez's semi-truck was not injured in the collision and was seen cooperating with police at the scene

The driver of the vehicle that hit Gomez’s semi-truck was not injured in the collision and was seen cooperating with police at the scene

An aerial view shows the wreckage from the inferno that killed driver Gustavo Gomez, 71, leaving his wife 'lost'

An aerial view shows the wreckage from the inferno that killed driver Gustavo Gomez, 71, leaving his wife ‘lost’

She added that her husband was ‘burned up pretty bad’ in the crash that resulted in a fiery inferno, but added she ‘needs some understanding of what happened.’

Torres said ‘I don’t believe my husband was at fault at all because my husband was very careful, he knew what he was driving. He knew that was a big machine.’

The Texas Department of Transportation said crews were at the scene investigating the crash, which backed up traffic on the highway for miles.

USPS released a statement saying ‘The accident that occurred involved a contractor who transports mail for the Postal Service. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time.’

The driver of the vehicle that hit Gomez’s semi-truck was not injured in the collision and was seen cooperating with police at the scene.

Allen police said ‘Our thoughts and deepest condolences are with the victim’s family and friends as they deal with their loss.’

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