Freeway Shut Down After 18-Wheeler Jackknifes on I-37 - KiiiTV.com South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Freeway Shut Down After 18-Wheeler Jackknifes on I-37

Posted: Updated:
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

Traffic was backed up Tuesday morning after an 18-wheeler jackknifed on I-37, causing authorities to shut down the freeway for about 45 minutes.

It happened just before 6:30 a.m. Police said the driver of the 18-wheeler fell asleep at the wheel. He then hit a guardrail, causing the truck to jackknife. The truck, used to carry liquid nitrogen, was empty at the time.

"It's one of the worst times to have an accident," said Captain Michael Alaniz of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "It was a little bit of a traffic nightmare."

The driver of the truck walked away with minor injuries, but received a ticket for an unsafe lane change.

  • 911 Abuse Warning

    911 Abuse Warning

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:28 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:28:05 GMT
    They have one of the most stressful jobs out there - 911 Emergency Dispatchers. They deal with all kinds of life or death scenarios almost on a daily basis. They also deal with their fair share of false alarm calls or prank calls. In fact recently, one man was arrested for making over 400 calls to 911 in one day.More >>
    They have one of the most stressful jobs out there - 911 Emergency Dispatchers. They deal with all kinds of life or death scenarios almost on a daily basis. They also deal with their fair share of false alarm calls or prank calls. In fact recently, one man was arrested for making over 400 calls to 911 in one day.More >>
  • Dash Cam Video Shows High Speed Chase

    Dash Cam Video Shows High Speed Chase

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:20 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:20:04 GMT
    Corpus Christi Police on Tuesday released the dash cam video of the high speed chase between CCPD officers and a man wanted in a double shooting that left one person dead.More >>
    Corpus Christi Police on Tuesday released the dash cam video of the high speed chase between CCPD officers and a man wanted in a double shooting that left one person dead.More >>
  • Record Enrollment Year At TAMUCC

    Record Enrollment Year At TAMUCC

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:16:00 GMT
    This year Texas AM Corpus Christi is welcoming over 11,000 students overall to the campus. That's an increase of over 5 percent in one year.More >>
    This year Texas AM Corpus Christi is welcoming over 11,000 students overall to the campus. That's an increase of over 5 percent in one year.More >>