Traffic on U.S. Highway 75 northbound in Denison was backed up Tuesday afternoon when an 18-wheeler crashed.

Traffic on U.S. Highway 75 northbound in Denison was backed up Tuesday afternoon when an 18-wheeler crashed.


At 1:42 p.m., an 18-wheeler truck was traveling northbound on Highway 75, said Denison Police Lt. Mike Eppler. A passenger car suddenly cut in front of the truck, causing the truck to swerve, hit the car and crash near the Highway 691 overpass.


The cab of the truck received extensive damage, however the driver received minor injuries and was only taken to the hospital as a precaution, Eppler said. The two occupants of the passenger car were unharmed.


Police closed Hwy. 75 for about 90 minutes after the accident. Sherman police responded to help direct traffic.