Late Tuesday afternoon, at about 4:30, the driver of a semi-truck lost control in the eastbound lane of IH-10 and hit the center retaining wall after hitting two other vehicles. The truck then burst into flames.

The trailer on the 18 wheeler came loose from the cab, and flipped over the retaining wall, and landed in the westbound lane, causing both lanes of traffic to be shut down.

According to Trooper Stephanie Davis, of the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident resulted in one fatality, and one person being badly burned. Trooper Davis said there were also several others injured in the accident.

Authorities are working to clear the area.