Woman killed in Plano multi-vehicle wreck involving big rig

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One person was killed after a multi-vehicle accident in Plano along US 75 Wednesday afternoon.

The accident happened around 2:40 p.m.in the northbound lane of US 75 just south of Legacy Drive. It involved several cars and a tractor trailer.

Investigators say that an SUV struck the tractor trailer, which was disabled on the shoulder of the road.. The SUV then spun into the normal lanes where two other cars became involved, one of which flipped over multiple times.

Plano police confirm that the passenger of the SUV was killed. She was identified as Carolyn Connelly Hlozek. She was 62 years old and from The Woodlands, Texas. The driver of the SUV is in a hospital with life-threatening injuries. Drivers of the other two cars were transported with minor injuries while the driver of the tractor trailer was uninjured.

All northbound lanes were closed for several hours but were reopened shortly after 7 p.m.