Big Rig accident on I-20 sends one to the hospital

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

Interstate 20 in Midland is back open after a messy wreck this afternoon.

It happened around lunch time near the Highway 349 exit.

It involved a truck carrying an oversized load, and a warning car following behind it.

They pulled over because they thought they couldn't make it under the overpass, but they didn't get all the way off the road.

That's when another semi came by.

The truck following the big load tried to get out of the way, but was clipped by the big rig and sent spinning into the median.

The big rig jack knifed, and about 100 gallons of diesel spilled onto the ground.

One person was taken to the hospital, his injuries were not thought to be serious.

No word on any tickets.