ELLIS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – The northbound lanes of Interstate-45 in Ellis County were closed for hours, after two 18-wheelers and another vehicle all collided.

The accident happened around 2 a.m. when the two 18-wheelers hit each other and then a Ford F-250 pickup crashed in to the back of one of the semis which was loaded with sod.

The 3-truck accident, near Wilmer, left the freeway covered with sod.

Two people were injured and were taken to local hospitals by air ambulance. The nature of their injuries isn’t known but rescuers told CBS 11 News the injuries aren’t believed to be life threatening.

Hazardous materials crews also had to be called to the scene to deal with diesel fuel spilled from one of the semi’s saddle tanks.

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