Three hurt in fiery I-30 wreck

An overturned tractor trailer is on fire in the east bound lanes of I-30 just west of downtown Dallas early Friday, Jan. 7, 2011. A fiery accident just west of downtown Dallas closed Interstate 30 for hours and left at least four people hurt. Police were diverting traffic after the wreck just before 2 a.m. Friday on eastbound I-30 involving a gasoline tanker truck and at least one car. Westbound I-30 reopened just before daybreak. (AP Photo/Mike Fuentes)

January 8, 2011 1:13:38 PM PST
A fiery accident just west of downtown Dallas closed Interstate 30 in both directions and left at least three people hurt. Police were diverting traffic early Friday after the wreck involving a fuel tanker truck and at least one car.

The accident on eastbound I-30 happened shortly before 2 a.m. Police say the truck driver and two people from the car were transported to hospitals with apparently non-life threatening injuries. Another person was seen being assisted at the scene.

Police are investigating why the truck apparently struck the median.

Crews worked to clear the debris. Texas Department of Transportation spokesman Mike Shannon says the damaged roadway will be examined before I-30 is allowed to reopen.