Both directions of Interstate 30 were shut down in Mesquite Friday morning after an 18—wheeler lost control and crashed.
According to WFAA, the crash occurred around 3:40 am near Northwest Drive.
Police said the 18-wheeler crashed into a cement barricade, causing both directions of the highway to be closed until about 9:00 am.
Workers responded to clear the scene of wreckage and debris.
It is unclear if anyone was injured in the crash, and the accident remains under investigation.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 4,951 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks and 18-wheelers in the United States in 2018. This marked a 1-percent increase over 2017.
Of those killed, 71 percent were occupants of passenger vehicles, 18 percent were occupants of large trucks and 18-wheelers, 11 percent were pedestrians and bicyclists.
More than three-quarters of fatal 19-wheeler accidents occurred on weekdays.
Texas led the country in trucking accident deaths with 664 fatalities recorded. Texas was followed by California with 352 deaths and Florida with 321 deaths.
Another 151,000 people were injured in 18-wheeler and truck accidents in 2018.
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