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Semi truck fire shuts down U.S. 75 in Sherman for several hours

The northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 75 in Sherman shut down for several hours Sunday after a semi crashed and caught fire.
The northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 75 in Sherman shut down for several hours Sunday after a semi crashed and caught fire.(KXII)
Published: Jun. 14, 2020 at 6:42 PM CDT
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The northbound lanes of U.S. Highway 75 in Sherman shut down for several hours Sunday after a semi crashed and caught fire.

The crash happened around 11:30 a.m. at the U.S. 75 overpass with State Highway 56.

Witnesses told News 12 smoke started coming from the semi within seconds of the crash, and the fire spread to the highway.

Police directed traffic in the northbound lanes to the Park Street exit. As of 5 p.m. Sunday, the northbound lanes were still closed.

They say the fire started with a high-centered semi-truck. Minor injuries were involved.

The same area of U.S. 75 will experience another closure

while crews demolish part of the Pecan Street pedestrian bridge.

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