18-Wheeler Flips, Catches Fire on Interstate 20 in Dallas - NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

18-Wheeler Flips, Catches Fire on Interstate 20 in Dallas

Eastbound I-20 has reopened between Bonnie View Road and JJ Lemmon Road

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    Raw Video: Fiery 18-Wheeler Crash Closes I-20 in Dallas

    A crash involving several vehicles, including an 18-wheeler, closed all eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 at Bonnie View Road Wednesday morning. (Published Wednesday, May 30, 2018)

    The eastbound lanes of Interstate 20 were closed in southern Dallas County Wednesday morning due to a fiery tractor-trailer crash.

    It appeared an 18-wheeler heading east on I-20 crashed into a highway sign near the Bonnie View Road exit shortly after 8 a.m. A second crash followed, involving a total of four vehicles, a Dallas County Sheriff's spokesman said.

    Video from Texas Sky Ranger showed flames and smoke soaring from the crashed big rig. A white panel van was also severely damaged.

    Officials said an SUV involved in the crash fell into a nearby creek and flipped, trapping the driver inside. The driver was transported to a hospital with an arm injury, deputies said.

    Westbound I-20 remained open, though traffic moved slowly due to onlooker delays.

    At 11:30 a.m. the trailer of the crashed rig was still smoldering and officials have not said when the eastbound lanes would reopen but they expected clean-up to last several hours.

    At 3:00 p.m. TX-Dot announced that all the eastbound lanes had reopened. One lane of the westbound lanes remained closed due to an earlier crash.

    NBC 5 is reaching out for more information on this developing story. As details unfold, elements of this story may change.

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