HARRIS COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – A crash along an interstate in Texas left one person dead and a load of beer cans strewn across the roadway.

The crash happened when an 18-wheeler traveling on Interstate-45 in Houston veered off the highway, crashed through a guardrail, traveled through a grassy area and slammed into a tree.

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The trailer of the semi was sheared open, spilling an entire load of empty Bud Light beer cans onto the road.

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The 35-year-old truck driver was thrown from the cab into one of the lanes on I-45. The man died at the scene.

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Several lanes of I-45 were shutdown for hours. Heavy equipment was brought in to clean up the beer cans and remove the the trailer, which was split into several pieces.

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Authorities aren’t sure what caused the driver to run off the road. The exact cause of the crash is under investigation.