I-10 in Waller County reopens hours after wrong-way driver slammed into 18-wheeler

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- About 12 hours after a fiery, wrong-way crash sparked traffic backups along I-10 in Waller County, the roads have reopened.

The first crash was reported at about 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on I-10 at Peach Ridge after a pickup truck driver heading the wrong way slammed into an 18-wheeler, DPS confirmed to ABC13.

That caused the big rig to catch fire. The massive flames coming from the truck were captured on Houston TranStar cameras.

The pickup truck driver, who DPS said was going westbound in the eastbound lanes, was taken to the hospital.

Authorities did not release details on the 18-wheeler driver's condition, only saying that there were minor injuries in the crash.

First responders also responded to the scene of I-10 at FM 1489, where an 18-wheeler crashed in the outbound lanes. At least one person had to be rescued from the wreckage.

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