Both drivers injured when Jeep collides with 18-wheeler
Interstate 35E was closed early Friday after an 18-wheeler carrying bananas flipped on its side.
The closure was at Valley View Lane, and the entire highway was shut down about 2:30 a.m. as drivers approached I-635/LBJ Freeway.
A Jeep on the westbound ramp from I-635 to northbound I-35E lost control and collided with the 18-wheeler, causing it to overturn, police said. Both drivers were injured.
The tractor-trailer was reportedly carrying 36,000 pounds of bananas.
The interchange reopened several hours later, but not before causing a headache for morning commuters.
Hazardous materials crews, Dallas County sheriff ’s deputies and Dallas Firerescue were at the scene.