KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – One person was taken to the hospital after an 18-wheeler loaded with flowers went off a bridge and into a creek near Forney early Wednesday morning.
The crash happened at around 2:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Highway 80 near Spur 557.READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Deals Abortion Clinics Another Setback In Challenging Texas Law
According to officials, the driver of the semi was taken to the hospital by CareFlite ambulance. His exact injuries or condition aren’t known.READ MORE: 'I Did Not Think We Would Get Out': Congregation Beth Israel Hostage Shares Terrifying Experience
As the sun rose Wednesday, crews could be seen working to clean up the wreckage along with boxes of product piled next to the truck.
Officials with Kaufman County say the crash also caused a fuel spill into the creek. The cause of the crash is still being investigated.MORE NEWS: Colleyville Ministerial Alliance To Meet With Mayor After Hostage Incident
The crash shut down the westbound lanes of Highway 80 through the rush hour.