Car, big rig collision creates traffic jam on I-20

05/15/2014 10:26 PM

05/15/2014 10:28 PM

Alcohol may have been a factor in a collision between a car and a tractor-trailer that caused massive traffic delays Thursday evening on Interstate 20 in southeast Fort Worth, police said.

No one was seriously hurt or killed in the wreck near the Campus Drive exit, but traffic was expected to be shut down for several hours in both directions, although eastbound lanes opened around 9:30 p.m., police said.

The wreck was reported at about 8 p.m., said Sgt. Raymond Bush, a Fort Worth police spokesman.

According to early reports, the tractor-trailer was westbound on I-20 while a Ford Mustang, also westbound, was about to exit at Campus Drive.

However, the car “moved quickly from the exit lane to the inside middle lane of the freeway, striking the tractor-trailer,” Bush said.

The cab of the tractor trailer remained on the westbound side of the freeway, but “the trailer portion of the semi went over the median and is blocking eastbound traffic,” Bush said.

“The driver of the Mustang and the semi were treated at the scene for non-life threatening injuries,” Bush said. “A passenger in the Mustang was not injured. ... Alcohol may have been a factor in the accident.”

Other details were unavailable and no arrests were reported by 10 p.m.

However, eastbound lanes were open around 9:30 p.m., Bush said.

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