Tractor trailer involved in fatal collision with crane truck

A truck driver was killed after colliding with a crane in Dallas, Texas, on Sunday evening.

The accident occurred on September 10th at approximately 8:20 p.m., just south of Downtown Dallas.

According to Fox 4 News, a large, heavy duty crane was on its way to remove a statue of Robert E. Lee from Oaklawn Park in Dallas when it came to a stop at the intersection of Linfield Road and the SM Wright Freeway.

The crane then attempted to turn left on a protected green arrow, when it was struck by a tractor trailer that ran a red light through the intersection. The driver of the tractor trailer was killed on impact.

Dallas’ city manager T.C. Broadnax says an investigation revealed that the semi was speeding as it ran the red light.

The crane driver suffered only minor injuries in the incident.

“Our condolences are going out to the family of the semi truck driver,” said Broadnax.

“The city is… feeling a little sad this evening about the incident that occurred,” he added.

The crane had just returned to Dallas after traveling to Houston to aid in hurricane clean-up efforts.