18-wheeler hauling chocolate crashes, bursts into flames on I-30

Credit: WFAA

An 18-wheeler burst into flames after crashing into two poles on Interstate 30 in Grand Prairie on Nov. 27, 2013.

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by SHON GABLES & MARJORIE OWENS

WFAA

Posted on November 27, 2013 at 12:16 PM

GRAND PRAIRIE, TX -- An 18-wheeler hauling chocolate-covered pecans crashed on Interstate 30 in the Dallas-Fort Worth area Wednesday, catching fire and spewing nuts all over the interstate.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was transported to a nearby hospital after the truck crashed on westbound Interstate 30 early Wednesday morning in Grand Prairie.

Sgt. Eric Hansen with the Grand Prairie Police Department, said 35-year-old John Bonno lost control of the truck tractor, which was towing a 53-foot semi-trailer.

"About a mile before the MacArthur Boulevard exit ... it veered onto the right shoulder of the freeway and collided with two light poles and an overhead highway sign," Hansen said.

Emergency crews were called to the scene just after midnight and found large flames spewing from the crash scene.

Bonno was transported to Methodist Dallas Medical Center, where he's listed in stable condition, Hansen said.

Authorities said the cause of the crash is under investigation.

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