5 die in head-on crash on I-20 in Mesquite

May 31, 2012 3:26:39 AM PDT
Investigators say five people have been killed in a fiery wrong-way accident on Interstate 20 near Dallas.

Mesquite police say I-20 reopened early Thursday a few hours after a pickup going the wrong direction slammed into an SUV. Authorities say two adults and two children in the truck died at the scene.

The Department of Public Safety says the driver of the SUV also was dead at the scene.

A DPS trooper spotted the pickup going the wrong way and attempted to stop the vehicle just before the accident late Wednesday.

Names of the victims were not immediately released.