FedEx Driver Dies After Truck Crashes Off Highway Bridge, Erupts Into Flames

The driver of a FedEx truck is dead after his vehicle went off the side of a highway bridge and crashed onto the road below.

Christian Harris, 24, was killed in a fiery crash that occurred on early Wednesday morning near Olathe, Kansas, according to a report from the Kansas Highway Patrol.

Authorities said the FedEx semi-trailer was traveling northbound on the Kansas Highway 7 bridge when the vehicle rolled over the guardrail and tumbled onto Kansas Highway 10 below, bursting into the flames.

During the crash, parts of the truck collided with another semi-trailer that was traveling westbound on highway K-10, police said.

It is unclear if Harris was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, highway patrol noted in its report.

The driver of the other semi-trailer — identified as Jason Barbour, 40 — was wearing safety restraints and did not suffer any apparent injuries, according to authorities.

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"First and foremost, we extend our deepest condolences to the family of the team member involved in this accident," FedEx tells PEOPLE in a statement. "Safety is our highest priority and we are cooperating fully with the investigating authorities at this time."

The crash led to a complete closure of the K-10 as firefighters put out the flames and cleared the debris, according to Kansas Highway Patrol. Parts of the K-7 were also shut down.

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