Semi truck crash leads to grassfire in Midland

A truck fire in Midland caused lanes to be shut down.
A truck fire in Midland caused lanes to be shut down.(Claudia Lara)
Published: May. 19, 2022 at 11:30 AM CDT
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UPDATE 1:43PM 5/19/2022

Officials on the scene tell CBS7 that there were only minor injuries reported from the initial crash that lead to a semi-truck catching on fire. That person was taken to Midland Memorial Hospital to be treated. That fire lead to a grassfire nearby and the evacuation of the Petroleum Museum of Midland.

Northeast Volunteer Fire Department, Greenwood Volunteer Fire Department, and Midland Fire Department worked to put the fire out.

The westbound lanes of I-20 are still shut down while crews work to remove the wreckage of the 4 vehicle accident.


The City of Midland says a semi-truck fire has caused the westbound lanes from 349 to Cottonflat westbound to close. No westbound traffic on the north service road until the grass fire is contained.

TxDOT says they are diverting traffic to Big Spring Street.

According to the TxDOT, the Midland Fire Department has evacuated the Petroleum Museum.

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