18-wheeler explodes in I-35 crash, fatalities reported

Multiple fatalities were reported in the multi-vehicle crash. (File)
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DENTON, Texas (KWTX) Fatalities were reported in a multi-vehicle crash Friday afternoon on Interstate 35 in Denton in which an 18-wheeler exploded, according to police tweets.

Both the northbound and southbound lanes of the highway were closed, but just before 4 p.m. the northbound lanes were reopened.

“Multiple fatalities are being reported in this multi-vehicle crash/explosion,” police tweeted.

Dallas media reports indicated at least two people are dead.

Further details weren’t immediately available.