There were no serious injuries after a multiple-vehicle crash Monday that ended with the cab of a FedEx tractor-trailer dangling over the side of Interstate 20 at the Trinity River in south Dallas County.[[330348161,L]]
The crash involving seven vehicles in addition to the 18-wheeler was reported in the eastbound lanes of I-20 at about 6 p.m.
Two people had minor injuries, including the driver of the 18-wheeler, who had to climb out of the cab above the river.
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At one point, the ensuing backup stretched for about five miles to Lancaster Road.
Debra Ochoa was among the drivers stuck for three-and-a-half hours on I-20. Eventually, police allowed many of the drivers, including Ochoa to turn around and drive the opposite direction on the closed interstate in order to reach a detour.
"It was horrible. Horrible," Ochoa said. "I'm hot and sweating. I turned the car off and I was looking at my gas. I'm almost out of gas."
All lanes of eastbound I-20 were back open shortly after 10 p.m.
Police have not released additional information, including the cause of the crash.