Truck filled with newspapers loses both rear tires, causes collision

Monday, October 14, 2013 - 9:14am

A pickup truck hauling loads of newspapers lost its rear axle and tires while traveling on I-10 East, causing the driver to lose control and strike two other vehicles.

The wreck happened shortly after 2 a.m. on I-10 near Hawkins. Firefighters on the scene were seen stomping out burning newspaper that ignited on the side of the road.

El Paso police closed a portion of I-10 for approximately three hours while they cleared the vehicles, and newspaper off the road. I-10 opened back up shortly after 5 a.m.

No one was injured.


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