At least one person is dead and a second person is hospitalized after a major crash involving multiple tractor-trailers shut down part of Interstate 30 near Lake Ray Hubbard Tuesday morning.
Garland Police said an 18-wheeler headed westbound on I-30 at about 4:50 a.m. exploded after crashing into another 18-wheeler that had been parked on the shoulder near Zion Road.
Two people were in the truck that caught fire and both were transported to area hospitals. Of the two, one died and the second is expected to recover. It is not immediately clear if anyone was in the parked truck when the crash occurred. No other injuries have been reported.
The names of those involved in the crash have not yet been released.
Two 18-wheelers are involved in a crash on I-30 West at Zion Road that caused a fire and fuel spill
The truck that caught fire was carrying a load of plastic palettes which were still smoldering nearly four hours after the crash was reported. Hazmat crews have been called in to assist in cleaning up a fuel spill related to the crash.
All westbound lanes of I-30 near Zion Road were closed until the debris is cleaned up. The highway reopened around 4 p.m.
Drivers stuck in the backup on the bridge over Lake Ray Hubbard were unable to move, according to NBC 5’s Samantha Davies. Commuters headed west were advised to use Highway 66 as an alternate route before crossing the lake.
Traffic from the southbound lanes of the President George Bush Turnpike to westbound I-30 was unaffected.
Original Source: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/major-crash-involving-multiple-18-wheelers-shuts-down-i-30-in-garland/3111091/