Dallas, Texas crash on I-345 near downtown: 18-wheeler on bridge

The driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to a hospital for treatment.

dallas — An 18-wheeler went partially over a downtown Dallas interstate bridge Wednesday morning, as heavy rains moved through North Texas for several hours, officials say.

The crash happened on southbound U.S. 75/Interstate 345, near the Live Oak exit, according to the Dallas County Sheriff's Office.

The sheriff's office said the crash involved an 18-wheeler that was hanging off the side of the highway bridge. The driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to a hospital for treatment.

The crash was causing heavy backups along U.S. 75 and Interstate 345 into and through downtown Dallas.

Traffic Alert: Dallas County Sheriff's Office Traffic Deputies are investigating a major accident involving an 18-wheeler hanging off the side of the bridge at southbound (75) 345 and Live Oak. The driver of the 18-wheeler has been transported to the hospital. pic.twitter.com/1oVTE6jlIs

— Dallas Sheriff’s Office (@Dallas_Sheriff) June 5, 2024

More information about how the crash happened was not yet available.

North Texas, including downtown Dallas, was hit with more heavy rains Wednesday morning. Most of the storms in the area were not severe, but they were bringing torrential downpours and frequent lightning.

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