18-Wheeler Catches Fire, Blocks I-30 in Dallas

Officials said an 18-wheeler carrying 48,000 pounds of tomatoes wrecked and caught on fire on Interstate 30 in Dallas early Thursday morning.[[288697051,L]]

The driver lost control of the 18-wheeler and crashed into the guardrail on eastbound I-30 near Lawnview Avenue just before 3 a.m., authorities said. The truck scraped along the wall of a bridge, tearing open the diesel tank and igniting the fuel.

Authorities reopened all lanes just before 8 a.m. after the wreck shut the interstate down for several hours.

No one was injured in the wreck.

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