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Fed-Ex truck crashes on I-35E, blocking all lanes

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A late-morning multivehicle crash on Wednesday closed a portion of I-35E in Dallas near the Commonwealth exit.

According to witnesses on the scene, a vehicle stopped in heavy traffic in the right lane decided to change lanes -- and cut directly in front of a tandem Fed-Ex trailer coming from behind.

The truck and both its trailers flipped and slid sideways, blocking all the lanes and striking as many as ten vehicles.

"All I know is, I heard a bunch of noise and looked in my rearview mirror and saw the Fed-Ex truck sliding this way," said a motorist named Rose. "And I heard the crash and then I got hit."

No one was seriously hurt in the chain-reaction accident and the roadway re-opened sometime around 1 p.m.

Fed-Ex driver Jerome Nelson recalled what went through his mind when he realized he was losing control.

"'Whoa Nelly, you know, I got to ride it out,'" said the 15-year truck driving veteran. "So I did, and by the grace of God I'm here in one piece. Usually, when it's like this, the driver is dead, so I'm very fortunate today."

The driver who allegedly caused the accident was initially reported to be with the Mexican Consulate, but police later clarified to FOX 4 that he has no relation to the office. He did not have proper ID or insurance with him.

That driver was taken into custody and will be tested for drugs and alcohol.

Stay with FOX 4 News and myfoxdfw.com for further updates.

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