Interstate 635 westbound was shut down for most of this
morning after a box truck full of wine bottles tipped over. The driver of the
truck was injured in the crash and taken to a nearby hospital. The cause of the
accident was being investigated.
A team of workers worked quickly to clear the wreckage.
Wreckers were able to eventually get the truck upright and cleared by 8:30. Motorists were advised to take
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