2 big-rig wrecks blocking inbound I-45
Two wrecks, one of them a fatal crash, are snarling traffic Wednesday morning on Interstate 45 north of Houston.
A big rig rolled over and caught fire about 4:20 a.m. on the
southbound lanes of I-45 near FM 830, according to the Montgomery County
Sheriff's Office. All southbound lanes were shutdown as crews cleared
the scene. Deputies said the truck hit the median and toppled over. No
injuries were reports. Hazmat crews were sent to the scene.
Closer to the Houston, another big-rig wreck happened about 3:30 a.m.
on the southbound North Freeway near FM 1960, according to the Harris
County Sheriff's Office. One person died in the crash. It appeared the
driver of a white pickup slammed into an 18-wheeler.
The wreck forced officials to block three southbound lanes while crews cleared the scene.