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.
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.
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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.