Denton Fire Department overturned semi trailer

The Denton Fire Department said on social media they rescued a victim trapped under an overturned semi trailer Thursday afternoon. The Denton police and fire departments responded to a five-vehicle crash around 5 p.m. on North Interstate 35 near the University Drive exit. Authorities estimated clean-up would take several hours and the work was still continuing as of 7 p.m.

The Denton Fire Department said on social media Thursday evening that they rescued a victim trapped under an overturned semi trailer following a five-vehicle crash.

The Denton police and fire departments responded to a crash reported around 5 p.m. on North Interstate 35 just south of University Drive. One of the vehicles involved was a semi trailer which was overturned on its side.

No fatalities were reported as of 6 p.m., but one person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries, a Denton police spokesperson said.

Traffic was diverted at the I-35 split and clean up was expected to take several hours. The northbound lanes of I-35 near University were closed while authorities investigated the crash and crew cleaned up debris. 

— Zaira Perez

 

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