At approximately 12:30p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a motor vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Orange County. The crash occurred near FM 1442.
Preliminary reports indicate that a truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling eastbound on Interstate 10. According to the driver of the 18-wheeler, the right front tire blew-out causing the vehicle to veer to the right and strike the concrete barrier. After colliding with the barrier, the vehicle caught fire.
The driver, 68-year-old James Robinson of Alabama, was not injured and refused medical treatment at the scene.
All eastbound traffic lanes of Interstate 10, near FM 1442, remain closed.