According to TranStar, the accident was verified just after 1pm. Authorities were warning commuters to avoid the area if at all possible.
SkyEye HD was over the scene as crews doused the rig with water and brought in the Jaws of Life to pry the front windshield open. A victim was pulled from the truck but didn't survive. The identity of the driver has not been released.
The Texas Department of Transportation says the 18-wheeler hit a natural gas line, which is leaking vapor. Contractors were able to cap the gas line around 3pm. They had to wait until the cap line was clear of all fumes before they could reopen the freeway.
The freeway reopened to traffic on all main lanes around 4:45am this morning.
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