Fiery Crash Shuts Down SB 820 in Hurst - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Fiery Crash Shuts Down SB 820 in Hurst

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    Fiery Crash Shuts Down Major Highway

    A major North Texas highway has reopened, several hours after a fiery accident in Hurst. (Published Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015)

    A major North Texas highway reopened several hours after being shut down because of a fiery wreck in Hurst.

    Officials said an 18-wheeler caught fire in the 100 block of Northeast Loop 820 at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

    Hurst police officials confirmed that a driver of a pickup truck stopped on the flyover of Loop 820 at Texas 121 because the driver thought there may be ice on the road.

    The 18-wheeler approached the stopped truck and swerved to miss it, but hit the truck, lost control of the rig, jack-knifed and hit a guard rail. When the semi slammed into the guard rail, it began to leak diesel fuel, which sparked a massive fire.

    Big Rig Fire Shuts Down SB 820

    [DFW] Big Rig Fire Shuts Down SB 820
    An 18 wheeler caught fire possibly caused by an accident has shut down the southbound lanes of Loop 820 at Highway 10 in Hurst Thursday afternoon.
    (Published Thursday, Jan. 1, 2015)

    The driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to a hospital. His injuries do not appear to be life-threatening.

    All of the southbound lanes of Northeast Loop 820 at Texas 10 were closed for nearly five hours. The lanes reopened at 9 p.m.

    Officials said no ice was found on the roadway.

    NBC 5's Ray Villeda contributed to this report.

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