Overturned Fuel Truck Erupts In Flames, Shuts Down Central Expressway

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By NewsRadio 1080 KRLD

Big delays in Richardson after a tanker truck overturned and burst into flames. 

The fire erupted after the fuel truck crashed on Northbound US 75 / Central Expressway near Campbell Road.

The highway had to be shut down while firefighters worked to get the flames under control. 

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Richardson Police Sergeant Kevin Perlich says a hazmat unit is on the scene and cleanup is expected to take several hours. He says the accident investigation team is also there to get some answers. 

"If you can avoid the area for the next couple hours, I would advise to do so," Perlich says. "Because it'll take a little while before we can get all that cleaned up."

At this time, Perlich says it's unclear how many cars were involved i the wreck or if anyone was injured. 

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