18-wheeler fire shuts down eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Orange County

ORANGE - An 18-wheeler wreck and fire shut down the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 in Orange County Thursday afternoon.

The 18-wheeler was traveling eastbound near FM1442 when the front right tire blew out and caused the truck to strike the concrete barrier on the side of the interstate the driver, James Robinson, 68, of Alabama, told Department of Public Safety Troopers on the scene.

After colliding with the barrier the cab caught fire according to a release from the Texas Department of Public Safety.

 

DPS was notified about the wreck at about 12:30 p.m.

Robinson was not injured and refused medical treatment at the scene according to the release.

All eastbound lanes near FM 1442 will remain closed until the crash can be cleared from the road according to the release which gave no estimate as to when the lanes would reopen.

 

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