Three people were hospitalized when an 18-wheeler crashed into a wall on the Dallas North Tollway late Sunday morning and caught fire, officials say.
The single-vehicle accident happened around 11:55 a.m. at the intersection with Interstate 635 when the driver lost control and hit a crash attenuator, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The fuel tank of the 18-wheeler, which was loaded with ceramic tile, ruptured and caught fire, the DPS said.
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The driver and two passengers were able to escape before the cab was engulfed in flames, and the three people were taken to a local hospital as a precaution with injuries not thought to be life-threatening, Dallas Fire-Rescue said.
A hazardous materials team was notified to remove the diesel before the jack-knifed truck could be moved.
The southbound lanes of the Dallas North Tollway are closed for clean-up and all traffic must exit at Alpha Road. The ramp from westbound I-635 to the southbound Dallas North Tollway was also closed.