STRATFORD, Texas (KFDA) - A semi caught fire today after what officials called a “major traffic accident” south of Stratford on US 287.
According to the Sherman County Sheriff’s Office, the crash happened around six miles south of Stratford in the northbound lane of US 287.
Both Semi- truck drivers are hospitalized, one driver is in critical condition.
The DPS says one semi-truck was parked on the shoulder of the road when, for unknown reasons, another semi crashed into it.
Both semi-trucks caught fire and the drivers were able to escape.
The driver of the semi-truck that crashed into the parked semi was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.
Traffic traveling north was diverted.
As of 2:00 p.m., the Stratford Volunteer Fire Department said the units have returned from cleaning the debris.