Amanda Smith Obituary – The woman who died in a Mesquite big rig crash Monday afternoon has been identified by the Mesquite Police Department as 50-year-old Amanda Smith. Authorities responded to the deadly traffic collision on Interstate 30 just after 12:30 p.m. on November 13.
According to the Mesquite police, a semi-truck traveling on I-30 lost control, hit the median, and the impact caused the trailer to overturn in the westbound lanes. Two SUVs and a van traveling westbound were hit by the trailer.
Smith, who was driving the van, was pronounced dead at a hospital. The operators of the SUVs were taken to hospital. One of the patients had life-threatening injuries while the other was reportedly in stable condition.
The crash caused the closure of I-30 for hours as authorities cleared the scene.
An investigation into the crash is ongoing