FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) — A section of US Highway 287 in Fort Worth was closed for a time after an 18-wheeler fell off of an overpass Monday morning.
The tractor-trailer crashed to the ground onto Bonds Ranch Road after going over the side of the highway around 3:30 a.m.READ MORE: North Texas Wedding Planner Sentenced To 31 Months In Prison For $3.3M COVID-19 Relief Scheme
Fort Worth police closed both the north and southbound lanes of 287 as they worked to clear the crash.
Northbound and Southbound sides of NW Highway 287 at Bonds Ranch Road are closed. pic.twitter.com/GzzBhEtOPeREAD MORE: HUD Awards $4M+ To Help End Childhood Homelessness In Tarrant County
— Fort Worth Police (@fortworthpd) September 13, 2021
While officials say the semi and trailer were completely destroyed, the driver somehow managed to get out safely.MORE NEWS: Denton High School Pep Rally Canceled Due To 'Unsubstantiated Threat' On Social Media
All lanes of the highway were reopened before 7:30 a.m.