An 18-wheeler truck went off an overpass in Texas

An 18-wheeler truck went off an overpass in Texas


FAIRVIEW, Texas. Ambulance crews arrived at the site of a major accident near the Allen-Fairview border when a large drilling rig fell off a flyover.

Flames and smoke could be seen near Allen Premium Outlets near the northern lanes of Highway 75 near Stacey Road around 3:00 pm. on Tuesday.

Allen police say a large truck collided with another vehicle while heading north on Route 75, causing the 18-wheeler truck to fly off the right side of the overpass.

Police say the truck driver died at the scene. Nobody else got hurt.

Eyewitnesses filmed a video on a mobile phone, in which the 18-wheeler was completely submerged.

Several fire departments put out the blaze as police sealed off Stacey Road. SKY 4 took pictures of traffic 75 miles away and an axle in the middle of the Interstate.