1 dead in overnight crash on Loop 12 in Dallas

One person died in a crash early Saturday morning.

Authorities said the wreck happened just before 3:30 a.m., when the driver of an SUV lost control along Loop 12 Walton Walker, at the I-35 split in Northwest Dallas.

The vehicle caught fire after crashing head-first into the median attenuator.

The driver, whose identity is not yet known, was pronounced dead at the scene.

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No one else was hurt.

Investigators believe another vehicle may have struck the SUV, leading to the crash. That vehicle fled the scene before authorities arrived on scene.