WACO (AP) — All lanes of Interstate 35 through Waco have reopened following a fiery chain collision involving four semitrailer rigs and two passenger vehicles that killed three people.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says the northbound lanes reopened about midnight. The southbound lanes opened a couple of hours after the Tuesday afternoon wreck.READ MORE: Amber Alert Issued For Dallas Brothers 2 And 4 Years Old; With Relative Who Is A Homicide Suspect
Authorities say a semitrailer and two cars were slowing when another semi slammed into the cars from behind with all erupting in explosions and flames.READ MORE: Frisco's Grand Park No Longer An 'Urban Legend' As City Can Finally Finish Exide Cleanup
Witnesses reported seeing two people trying to crawl from the wreckage when explosions engulfed them before they reached safety.
Swanton says a connector route to northbound I-35 will remain closed because of structural damage from the incident.MORE NEWS: American Airlines Blames Weather, Staffing Shortages For Cancellations & Delays; Transport Workers Union Cites Other Issues
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