Overturned 18-wheeler bursts into flames on IH-69 Southwest Freeway at Highway 288

By Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor

HOUSTON - All main lanes on IH-69 Southwest Freeway at Highway 288 were shut down Saturday after an 18-wheeler overturned and exploded Saturday evening.

The incident was reported at 7:34 p.m.

The 18-wheeler was carrying broken down vehicles on it's flat bed when it lost control for an unknown reason. 

The 18-wheeler rolled onto its side and burst into flames, officials said. 

It is unknown if there were any injuries. 

KPRC2 will provide further details as the story develops.

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