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Fiery Big Rig Crash Kills One Person, Shuts Down I-45

ALMA, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - A fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck left one person dead and closed southbound I-45 early this morning.

Deadly Fiery I-45 Big Rig Crash
Photo: Robert Flagg/CBSDFW

It happened around 2:15 a.m. near the town of Alma - north of Corsicana.

Officials confirm one person died on scene.

The big rig - loaded with roofing materials - caught fire and burned for several hours.

Fiery Deadly Big Rig Crash on I-45
Photo: Robert Flagg/CBSDFW

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash, but provided no immediate details on what happened.

The southbound lanes of the freeway have since been reopened.

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