Fiery truck crash closes Eastex 12 hrs

A truck driver was killed when his semi hit a divider at an exit ramp, last Friday morning about 12:45 am on the Eastex Freeway north of Humble. Southbound lanes were closed for the next 12 hours, as TxDOT crews worked to clean up the debris from the fire that consumed the truck and its contents of lawn mowers. TxDOT also had to repair paving where the hot fire damaged it.