Several lanes of Interstate 35E were closed Tuesday morning after an 18-wheeler crashed and caught on fire in Lewisville, outside of Dallas.
According to NBC-DFW, the crash occurred shortly before 5:00 am in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35E at the exit for Texas 121.
Reports from the Lewisville Fire Department suggest the 18-wheeler crashed into a barrier wall which caused the axles to sheer of the truck and its trailer. Debris was spread across all the lanes of the highway and the exit ramp.
The tractor-trailer then caught fire and spilled fuel onto the roadway.
Lanes were closed for several others while crews cleared the scene. The condition of the driver was not immediately available.
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
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