One dead in wreck on Highway 80 in Forney

One person died in a wreck involving an 18-wheeler in Forney.

The accident happened Monday afternoon on eastbound Highway 80 in Kaufman County and involved a pickup truck and an 18-wheeler.

Troopers said one person in a pickup truck was killed and a second person in the truck was taken to the hospital by Careflite.

The driver of the 18-wheeler only suffered minor injuries.

An investigation was underway to determine what caused the accident.

All eastbound lanes of Highway 80 were closed for several hours on Monday for clean-up and investigation.


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