18-Wheeler Crashes Down Embankment, Into Pond Along I-30 in Dallas

The driver of an 18-wheeler is recovering after rolling off Interstate 30 and crashing into a pond Friday morning in Dallas, police say.

The driver called 911 at about 2 a.m. after crashing off westbound I-30 just west of Loop 12.

The driver was rescued from the cabin of the truck, which came to rest on its side in a pond along the side of the highway. The driver was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said.

The Texas Department of Transportation was called in to help repair a heavily damaged stretch of guardrail along the highway. A hazardous materials cleanup crew was also sent to the scene.

By 6 a.m. crews had used a crane to upright the truck before preparing to remove it from the scene.

Two of the four westbound lanes of I-30 were closed for the cleanup.

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