BIG SPRING — Part of Interstate 20 in West Texas has been closed after an overpass collapsed during a two-vehicle wreck.

BIG SPRING — Part of Interstate 20 in West Texas has been closed after an overpass collapsed during a two-vehicle wreck.


A spokeswoman for the Texas Department of Transportation says the stretch of I-20 west of Big Spring could reopen by this weekend. Darah Waldrip said Thursday that detours continue around the accident site near mile marker 170.


The Texas Department of Public Safety says Tuesday night’s accident involved two 18-wheelers. One truck hit a guard rail, the driver over-corrected and the big rig smashed into the support beams, causing a section of overpass to fall. A second truck then plowed into the overpass debris on I-20.


DPS on Thursday said the drivers were not hurt. No charges were immediately filed.