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18-wheeler wreck spills fuel, shuts down I-35W in Fort Worth

Fort Worth police said a fuel spill resulting from an 18-wheeler wreck shut down Interstate 35W for more than an hour.
Fort Worth police said a fuel spill resulting from an 18-wheeler wreck shut down Interstate 35W for more than an hour.

An 18-wheeler hauling diesel fuel was involved in a wreck with another vehicle that shut down Interstate 35W in north Fort Worth for hours on Thursday.

The wreck happened shortly after 11:30 a.m. when a vehicle attempting to merge onto the freeway from Eagle Parkway collided with the truck, police said.

The 18-wheeler jack-knifed in the roadway and the car rolled over, according to police and MedStar.

The driver of the car was transported to a local hospital with minor injuries, police said.

The 18-wheeler spilled fuel, creating a lengthy clean-up for emergency responders, police said.

Police said they didn’t know how much fuel spilled.

The freeway was reopened shortly after 12:30 p.m., police said.

The driver of an 18-wheeler truck carrying diesel fuel was flown to the hospital after crashing in Sweetwater, Texas. Video shot by another driver shows cars driving near thick clouds of smoke after the accident.

Stephen English covers breaking news for the Star-Telegram. He attended Texas Wesleyan University and has lived in the Dallas-Fort Worth area for more than 30 years.


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