Hamshire emergency crews work to ‘cut,' free 18-wheeler driver from vehicle

HAMSHIRE, Texas – The Hamshire Volunteer Fire Department confirmed a crew was working to free the driver of an 18-wheeler on I-10, after the vehicle became stuck in nearby trees.

The fire department said the driver somehow became stuck in the area of the 834 mile marker. East-bound lanes were also shut down for about an hour, until only one east-bound lane opened up.

Emergency crews were working to “cut the driver out.” One Facebook user told 12News they saw a tree-trimming company from Midland working to cut a clear path to the wreck from the highway.

AirMed was also on its way to the scene around 5:15 p.m. 12News' crew at the scene reported the driver was freed and transported from the scene around 6:30 p.m.

I-10 east was being diverted onto Highway 73 at Winnie as a result of this crash.

More information on the incident and the driver's condition was not immediately available.

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