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Semi- truck rollover sends two people to hospital
By: Ruben Veloz
EL PASO, Texas -- Police shut down a portion of Interstate 10 east after a semi-truck rolled over near Geronimo Drive.
I-10 east from the Trowbridge Drive off-ramp from Airway Boulevard was closed as crews worked to clear out the accident.
Crews worked as best as they could to remove the tractor-trailer in the rainy conditions.
Police said the rollover happened around 3 a.m. Thursday.
Police said the tractor-trailer was headed east on I-10 when it lost control.
Police don't know what caused the trailer to flip over, but they said it was raining really heavily around the time the accident happened.
A woman who lives at the Villa Allegre Apartments next to the freeway said she was really scared when she heard the crash.
"There was about three ambulances and the fire department and another one got there so I took them out and we just tried to see what they do with the truck because, oh my God I'm scared," said Trinidad Hernandez.
Two people were taken to the hospital, however their injuries were non-life-threatening, firefighters said.
At least two lanes on Interstate 10 west were opened while crews cleared the roadway.