BELTON, TX — No one was injured after an 18-wheeler crashed into a center retaining wall and jack-knifed on I-35 in Belton Tuesday night.
Around 7:37 p.m., the Belton Police Department tweeted that traffic was shut down on southbound I-35 at exit 290. Traffic reopened early Wednesday morning.
#BPDTrafficAlert: Units are working a non-injury accident on the SB side of I-35 at exit 290. Traffic is shut down on I-35 SB and being diverted off at Shanklin. Please consider alternate routes or prepare for delays. pic.twitter.com/3Qr9oNgAgF
— Belton Police Dept (@BeltonPolice) February 26, 2020
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a truck tractor semi-trailer failed to control speed for another truck that was slowing down for a crash. The semi-driver took faulty evasive action and collided with the center retaining wall and the back of the other truck's trailer.
DPS says the crash caused the truck that failed to control speed to jack-knife and roll over onto its side, blocking all lanes of travel.
No drivers were injured in the crash. Traffic is being diverted onto Tahuaya Road and down the I-35 service road.