Oct 16, 2013 4:34 PM by Ian Auzenne

Troopers: Highway expected to reopen around 5:00

The left lane of I-10 East near Iowa remains closed at this hour following this morning's 18-wheeler crash.

The accident took place around 5 a. m. near the intersection of US 165 and I-10. State police say an 18-wheeler driven by 27-year old Aldo Gonzalez rear-ended another rig. Gonzalez was hospitalized with moderate injuries. Gonzalez's passenger and the driver suffered minor injuries, while the driver of the other 18-wheeler was not hurt.

According to troopers, the highway's left lane is anticipated to reopen around 5 p. m. Crews are still working to clean diesel fuel that was spilled and removed the trucks from the roadway.


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