ALMA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – A fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck left one person dead and closed southbound I-45 early this morning.
It happened around 2:15 a.m. near the town of Alma – north of Corsicana.READ MORE: Dallas Restaurant Says 'Here We Go Again' Requiring Customers To Mask-Up
Officials confirm one person died on scene.READ MORE: North Texas Businessman Ken Dunn Killed In Jet Crash
The big rig – loaded with roofing materials – caught fire and burned for several hours.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash, but provided no immediate details on what happened.MORE NEWS: 'We Simply Have To Do More': Louisiana Governor Reinstates Indoor Mask Mandate Due To COVID-19 Surge
The southbound lanes of the freeway have since been reopened.