Fiery crash involving two 18-wheelers shuts down I-30 at PGBT

At least one person died in a fiery crash before dawn in far east Dallas County.

The accident happened just before 5 a.m. Tuesday on westbound Interstate 30 near the President George Bush Turnpike. 

Garland police said an 18-wheeler had pulled over on the shoulder and a second 18-wheeler ran into it. Both semis were thrown into the retaining wall and one caught fire.

Firefighters had to use a water cannon to put out the intense flames.

Police said the driver of the 18-wheeler that was on the shoulder was treated and released.

There were two people in the second 18-wheeler. One person was killed in the crash and the other was taken to the hospital in an unknown condition.

Westbound I-30 is expected to be closed all morning because of the police investigation and cleanup.

It could take workers several hours to move the charred and mangled remains of the tractor-trailer that caught fire. A hazmat team will also need to clean up spilled fuel.

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