PHOTOS: Semi-truck slams into overpass on Hwy 290

Semi-truck slams into 290 overpass at Berkman Drive (KXAN Photo/ Gigi Barnett)

AUSTIN (KXAN) — A semi-truck hit the overpass on Highway 290 at the Berkman Drive U-turn ramp.

A KXAN viewer sent us a picture of the crash just before 8 a.m. Traffic reporter Amanda Dugan says the semi drove up onto the side of the ramp which caused the trailer to rise up and slam into the overpass.

The U-turn ramp is shut down at this time. A tow truck is at the scene clearing the semi out of the roadway.

We are working to get more information. APD and DPS both did not have any information about the crash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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