MESQUITE (CBSDFW.COM) – A burning 18-wheeler caused major traffic backups on I-635 in Mesquite near Town East Mall this morning.
One person was killed.
TX-DOT said the initial call came in at 8:45 a.m. and at least two big rigs were involved with possibly a car in between them.
A big rig carrying hazardous materials caught fire after it collided with a FedEx truck.
That in turn caused multiple other collisions.
The two truck drivers were taken to the hospital and are expected to be okay.
A driver in another vehicle was pronounced dead at the scene.