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Big Rig, 3 Other Vehicles Crash In Ellis County; Shuts Down Traffic On Northbound I-45 For Hours

ALMA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - No one was killed in a crash involving a big rig that had part of an interstate shut down in Ellis County for hours Thursday, March 11.

DPS told CBS 11 around 2:30 p.m., one person had died.

Around 9:30 p.m., DPS Sgt. Sara Warren told CBS 11, "Due to unforeseen circumstances, at this time I am reporting that the four vehicle crash in Ellis County was NOT a fatality crash."

No other explanation was given or details on how many people, if any, were injured.

The crash happened around 1:45 p.m. in the northbound lanes of I-45 near FM 1182 in the town of Alma.

No word yet on what caused the crash, but the 18-wheeler blocked two lanes on the highway.

Big rig crash on I-45N in Ellis County
Big rig crash on I-45N in Ellis County (Chopper 11)

Traffic was forced off onto the service road and the backup is stretching for several miles.

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