Overturned 18-wheeler forces temporary I-10 shutdown

Overturned 18-wheeler forces temporary I-10 shutdown

At approximately 5:25 p.m., Thursday, December 17, 2015, the Texas Department of Public Safety received a report of an overturned truck tractor semi-trailer on the eastbound service road of Interstate 10 in Jefferson County. This incident occurred in front of the Goodyear plant.

According to trooper Stephanie Davis, there was a minor crash between two truck tractor semi-trailers in front of the Goodyear plant on the service road. After the collision, the tanker portion of one of the truck tractors overturned. The tanker contained Isoprene, which is a volatile liquid used in processing petroleum products.

The driver of the overturned truck tractor, 25-year-old Bobby Capetillo of Raymondville, Texas, sustained minor injuries and was transported to St. Elizabeth hospital. The driver of the other truck tractor semi-trailer was not injured in the crash.

In order for the tanker to be safely towed away, the Interstate was shut down in both directions. Westbound traffic on I-10 was stopped at Smith Road. Eastbound traffic on I-10 was stopped three miles east of the crash scene. The shutdown lasted approximately 3 hours, forcing motorists to use alternate routes.

There are no more details at this time.

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