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Hazmat Crash Brings Downtown Traffic to a Standstill

Westbound lanes of I-30 near Beckley closed



    Hazmat Crash Brings Downtown Traffic to a Standstill
    Ames Meyer
    Tuesday's crash closed westbound I-30 for more than two hours.

    The westbound lanes of Interstate 30 west of downtown Dallas were closed for several hours Tuesday morning following a multi-vehicle crash.

    The crash occurred at about 9:30 a.m. near Beckley Road and involved at least four vehicles, including a tractor trailer.

    The collision resulted in a traffic backlog that stretched for several miles on I-30 and Interstate 35E.

    According to a driver who told NBC 5 she was involved in the crash, the tractor-trailer hit the rear of her car and then forced two other vehicles into the concrete wall that separates the east and westbound lanes.

    One of the two vehicles that was forced into the guardrail was a Jeep Wrangler that was then knocked over the rail into the westbound lanes of the highway.

    The big-rig came to rest partially on top of the wall, slowing traffic on both sides of the highway.

    One person was hospitalized in an unknown condition following the crash.  Initial reports from DFR that no one required hospitalization were an error.

    No one from the Sheriff's Department could confirm the cause of the crash, which is currently under investigation.

    Hazardous materials crews were called to the scene to clean up diesel fuel which had spilled onto the highway.