18-wheeler splits in half after crashing into bridge on I-45

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- All northbound and southbound lanes of I-45 at Shepherd Hill are reopen after a major crash involving an 18-wheeler.

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a major crash on the North Freeway around 11 a.m.

Deputies say an 18-wheeler hit a bridge and split in half.

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The driver said there was a malfunction on his dump bed, causing it to raise up.

The driver of the 18-wheeler told authorities there was a malfunction on his dump bed which caused it to rise up while he was driving.

The bed struck the Shepherd Hill overpass cracking the beam. The overpass was shut down for hours, but reopened Monday afternoon.

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