Truck plunges off bridge, bursts into flames near Amarillo

BUSHLAND, Texas (KXAN) — One person is dead after an 18-wheeler drove through a guardrail and plummeted off Interstate 40 near Amarillo Monday morning.

The truck crashed into a cement pillar and burst into flames in the town of Bushland, about 15 miles west of Amarillo.

Interstate 40 is closed as a result of the crash. Engineers and inspectors were called in to evaluate the bridge’s structure following the collision.

Amarillo NBC Affiliate, KAMR, reports the crash happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday. 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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