I-44 on Red River Bridge Closed Due to Semi-Truck Fire

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A truck driver from New York is in stable condition after his 18-wheeler caught on fire on I-44 on Tuesday.

Authorities say it happened around noon near the Red River Bridge.

DPS Trooper Dan Buesing says 47-year-old Yinghao Xu was driving northbound when he lost control of the truck and hit a guard rail.

Buesing says at some point after that he must have popped a diesel tank, which caused the 18-wheeler to catch on fire.

As of 3 p.m. the northbound lane was still shut down, but Buesing expected it to reopen shortly after we spoke with him. 

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I-44 on the Red River Bridge at the Oklahoma/Texas border is closed due to a semi-truck fire.

Texas DPS is currently working on the crash, as well as traffic control in the area.

We have limited information on this accident, and will keep you updated as we learn more.

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