2 killed at scene of major accident on highway 287 in Grand Prairie

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The Grand Prairie Police Department is investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred today on US 287 between FM 661 and Prairie Ridge.

At approximately 12:00 P.M., the driver of a tractor-trailer was traveling southbound on US 287, approaching congested traffic due to highway construction. The driver, failing to control speed, collided with three other vehicles in the construction congestion.

The drivers of two of the vehicles, both adult males, were pronounced deceased on the scene.

Occupants from the third vehicle were not injured.

The identity of the two deceased will be released by the Ellis County Medical Examiner’s Office once next of kin has been notified.

This crash remains under investigation.

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