Fiery 18-wheeler crash causes traffic trouble

Drivers will need to find an alternate route if they take I-35E Southbound from the Sam Rayburn Tollway in Lewisville.  The ramp is closed as crews work to clear an 18 wheeler crash.

DPS troopers said the driver failed to make the curve on the ramp and crashed around 2 a.m. Wednesday. The driver escaped before the trailer, which was loaded with paper products, caught fire.

But, diesel spilled on the ramp because of the crash. It will take several hours for crews to clean it up.

The driver was taken to Medical Center of Lewisville with non-life threatening injuries.

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