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Arlington Man Dead in Collission After Blowing a Tire


Arlington, Texas. September 8, 2017

Grand Prairie Police are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred at around 6:40 PM on Thursday, September 7th, on westbound IH 20 at Great Southwest Pkwy.  Courtney Payne, 27, of Arlington, was driving a 1997 Chevrolet pickup westbound on IH 20 when it appears to have blown a tire, resulting in a loss of control. The pick-up collided with a Chevrolet Malibu, then crashed into the side of an 18-wheeler that was hauling an oversized load. Payne was pronounced dead at the scene.  

The driver of the Malibu was transported by ambulance to Medical City of Arlington with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported.  

The collision remains under investigation.  

This is the 12th traffic fatality in Grand Prairie this year.  

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