Fiery crash closes U.S. 75 in Anna for hours Wed. night

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

ANNA, TX- A fiery semi crash in Anna shut down U.S. Highway 75 south for hours Wednesday night.

Anna Police Sgt. Jeff Caponera said two semis were headed south on 75 around 5:15. One rig slowed down to exit on FM-455 and the other truck hit it from behind.

One of the drivers was flown to a Plano hospital with unknown injuries. The other was treated on the scene.

Highway 75 south reopened around midnight.

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  • by Anonymous on May 3, 2012 at 10:33 AM
    That part of 75 is so dangerous...somethign needs to be done with the exits and entrance ramps aroudn the truck stops..those semis make it so dangerous to be on the road.
  • by Soutbound Driver on May 3, 2012 at 10:04 AM
    I was actually one of those going soutbound, I was maybe 20 cars back. We were stuck for 2.5 hours before they let us go. Almost ordered some delivery pizza the wait was so long. To my knowledge everyone is expected to be ok.
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      by Anonymous on May 4, 2012 at 11:16 AM in reply to Soutbound Driver
      pizza, burger and fries, underlying cause of Obese Americans.
  • by Marcy on May 3, 2012 at 09:26 AM
    I was right beside them in the left lane passing them when they hit. Scary stuff!! I saw fuel spill everywhere as soon as they hit and it went up in flames immediately. The guy was lucky that someone ran accross and helped him out of the truck. A few seconds later and the whole cab was engulfed.
  • by Resident Location: Texoma on May 3, 2012 at 09:21 AM
    Too many truckers tailgate and use phones while driving.
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      by Mike on May 3, 2012 at 05:53 PM in reply to Resident
      Yeah truckers are always at fault. You should ride in a truck sometime and see what you people in cars do. You eat talk on the phone and take notes while driving with your elbows. You cut off trucks and hit your breaks I guess to see what it would feel like to be run over by 80,000 lbs. Clean up your house before you blame a professional.
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        by Jack on May 4, 2012 at 02:25 PM in reply to Mike
        professional. ??? really? these two "professionals" almost killed several people. most cars will not do that.
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        by lynda on May 4, 2012 at 06:10 PM in reply to Mike
        Thank you, my husband is a professional driver with almost 2,000,000 safe driving miles. your thoughts are most definitely appreciated.
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      by Caring Mom! on May 3, 2012 at 09:33 PM in reply to Resident
      resideent I hate to tell you but truck drivers are not the only ones that do this, we and I am including myslef, need to pay attention to what we are doing, who is around us and behind us, and stop worrying about who is on the phone or who just texted me or messing with our hair, putting on makeup I could go on and on, but I have woke up after my son had a wreck and totaled his truck he hit a tree, its not worth your life, that phone call are text can wait until you get stopped or pull over on the shoulder. WAKE UP PEOPLE and PAY ATTENTION, to what is in front of you and the road!
  • by J Location: Texoma on May 3, 2012 at 06:31 AM
    the driver was saved by being pulled from the burning truck. It was SUPERMAN.
  • by Onlooker Location: Sherman on May 3, 2012 at 05:31 AM
    I was going northbound yesterday when this happened. I was so frustrated that I was sitting in the car longer than I had to be since I had already been in traffic for an hour. I just wanted to get home. But when I realized what had happened I prayed for all persons involved. I also felt bad for the folks going southbound, they couldnt move. They were all chatting outside their vehicles. I just hope that the man involved flighted to plano is ok.
  • by Sherman Guy Location: Sherman on May 2, 2012 at 09:25 PM
    Obviously someone was not paying attention on their driving. My wife and I was heading to Dallas and heard about the accident on the CB radio, and missed the carnage by using US 5. BTW... I have a Class A license, and accident free >20 years.
  • by Boltoflightning Location: Unknown on May 2, 2012 at 09:05 PM
    Man I saw the smoke 4 kilometers away thought it was a grass fire the whole south lanes were closed onlookers were about and you could feel the heat from the truck on the northside of the road passing by it was intense.
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      by metricman on May 3, 2012 at 08:48 AM in reply to Boltoflightning
      Most of them are wondering what a Kilometer is??
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        by Anonymous on May 3, 2012 at 12:12 PM in reply to metricman
        I am wondering why he/she was using Kilometers!
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          by Anonymous on May 3, 2012 at 03:46 PM in reply to
          To confuse the general American population
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          by Jer on May 4, 2012 at 11:39 AM in reply to
          Because the heat you could feel was in Centigrade.
  • by PRINCESS Location: SHERMAN on May 2, 2012 at 08:58 PM
    I was suppose to go to Mckinney today but it worked out i didn't have too and i am glad i would have been right there at the time of the wreck.I hope they all make a full recovery.
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