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Fireball erupts from semi crash near Red River Bridge

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COLBERT, OK -- A massive fireball erupted from a tractor trailer after it crashed into the River Road overpass just north of the Red River into Oklahoma around 1 p.m. today. The driver managed to somehow escape the accident, and crews on the scene report that the semi actually ran into one of the overpass' support posts.

Firefighters immediately shut down traffic in both directions on U.S. 75, backing up cars and trucks for miles. There was immediate concern of an explosion and whether the overpass would fail. Oklahoma Department of Transportation workers were called to the scene to begin checking the bridge, and brought sand to help clean up the mess left behind by the burnt truck. US 69 Traffic is being routed northbound on Franklin St in Colbert and the southbound is being routed on SH91 in Denison.