Gulf Fwy at FM 2351 reopens after fiery big rig crash

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017
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A person has been hospitalized after a fiery crash shuts down the Gulf Freeway.

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- The inbound lanes of the Gulf Freeway near FM 2351 have reopened after a fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler.

Investigators said the crash happened when a semi approaching Clear Lake City Boulevard noticed his truck was on fire.

When the driver tried to pull over, he slammed into a pickup truck that was already parked in the emergency lane, according to HPD.

We're following this story this morning on Eyewitness News, with updates and alternates every 10 minutes.

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We're told the 18-wheeler traveled another quarter mile before it came to a stop after crashing into the truck.

The pickup truck driver was taken to Clear Lake Regional Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

The cab of the semi went up in a blaze, causing severe damage to the truck.

We're following this story on Eyewitness News. Watch for updates on air, online and on our mobile news app.

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