Fatal wreck on Interstate 35W has drivers going the wrong way

One person is dead in a multivehicle accident Thursday morning on southbound Interstate 35W near Ripy Street, police say.

Fort Worth police say that the southbound lanes near the Seminary Drive exit should re-open by 1 p.m.

The wreck involved an 18-wheeler and at least five other vehicles, according to .

MedStar spokesman Matt Zavadsky said one person died at the scene and five other people were treated at the site for minor injuries.

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Zavadsky said he didn‘t know how many vehicles were involved in the crash.

Fort Worth police reported that some drivers were going the wrong way on a southbound access road to avoid congestion.

Police dispatched units to the southbound 3400 block of Interstate 35W shortly before 5 a.m.

All lanes of the freeway had re-opened by 5:30 p.m.

Traffic piles up on Interstate 35W southbound before sunrise Thursday. Mike Forbes WFAA

The overturned trailer still took up most of the freeway shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday. TXDOT

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The city‘s Fort Worth Safe Communities Collaborative is tracking car crash data based on MedStar 911 calls, and has ranked the intersections where the most accidents have happened during the past year. Mark Hoffer, Gordon Dicksonmhoffer-telegram, gdickson-telegram

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