DRAMATIC footage shows the moment a semi-truck burst into flames after falling off a highway overpass.
Driver Gustavo Gomez, 71, died in the horror crash in Allen, Texas on September 20.
According to the WFAA, police officers revealed the tractor-trailer had collided with another car before falling off the freeway.
Dramatic dashcam footage showed the moment the truck swerved across the freeway before plunging over the overpass.
The truck’s fuel tank appeared to burst into flames before the large trailer hit the ground.
Thick clouds of gray smoke could be seen on the horizon.
Officers determined the truck was involved in a collision with another car.
Investigators have admitted the restraining barrier was not designed to touch the truck’s impact.
A spokesman for the Texas Department of Transportation said, “The purpose of a barrier wall is to prevent drop-offs.”
And research engineer William Williams told the WFAA, “It is not designed and intended to contain and divert large 18-wheel vehicles.”
Gomez was delivering mail for the US Postal Service to Missouri when he was killed.
The driver’s wife, Helen Torres, described him as a “good” and “funny” man.
She told WFAA that she had tried calling him multiple times, but her attempts went to voicemail.
Torres, who married Gomez in 2001, believed her husband’s phone battery was dead at the time.
She is devastated by the tragedy and admits she feels “lost”.
But Torres believes Gomez shouldn’t be blamed for the collision.
She said: “He was always so careful. He always made sure his trucks were good when they were going or before he was going.”
Torres said Gomez always knew he was driving a large vehicle and needed to be on the lookout for other drivers.
The accident happened just weeks after a cement truck crashed off an overpass and landed on an SUV, killing a 22-month-old twin.
A 36-year-old woman was driving the vehicle in Harris County, Texas when she lost control.
The truck fell over the bridge and onto a Ford Expedition that was carrying a family of four.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6285174/semi-truck-flying-overpass-bursting-flames-driver-dead/ Horror footage shows a tractor-trailer truck flying off the overpass and bursting into flames as the driver dies in an unexplained accident