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UPDATE: Interstate 10 Shutdown Due to Crash in Orange County

UPDATE:

At approximately 12:30p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County.  The crash occurred near FM 1442.

Preliminary reports indicate that a truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10.   According to the driver of the 18-wheeler, the right front tire blew-out causing the vehicle to veer to the right and strike the concrete barrier.  After colliding with the barrier, the vehicle caught fire.

 The driver, 68-year-old James Robinson of Alabama, was not injured and refused medical treatment at the scene.

 All eastbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10, near FM 1442, remain closed.

At this time, there are no further details to be released.

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PRESS RELEASE — At approximately 12:30p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County.  The crash occurred near FM 1442.

Preliminary reports indicate that a truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10.   For an unknown reason, the driver of the 18-wheeler struck the concrete barrier and the vehicle caught fire.

 At this time, there are no confirmed reports of injuries.

 All eastbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10, near FM 1442, are closed.  Motorists are urged to find an alternate travel route.  Expect delays.

 The roadway will remain closed until the crash can be safely cleared from the road and there is no time estimation as to when the roadway will reopen to traffic.

Additional details will be released as information is confirmed.