EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — A crash involving two semi-trucks closed down I-10 near Sunland Park on Tuesday morning going both ways.
According to emergency dispatchers, the incident happened at 11 p.m. Monday night. One of the 18-wheelers rolled over, causing the truck driver to be trapped inside, according to the El Paso Police Department. Another tractor-trailer crashed when trying to get around the rolled trailer.
The El Paso Fire Department confirmed that the trapped driver was a 30-year-old man, who was trapped inside the vehicle for several hours. He was extricated around 4 a.m. on Tuesday morning and was transported to a local hospital with serious injuries.
According to EPFD, another person was transported with minor injuries.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, once the semi-truck is removed, the TxDOT crew will proceed to fix the guardrail damage, causing possible closures of one or two lanes going eastbound on I-10 before the Executive exit.