Halting traffic on both sides of I-10, one was killed in a fiery crash involving three 18-wheelers Wednesday

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One person is dead following a horrifying crash on eastbound I-10 involving three 18-wheelers yesterday.

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The accident occurred near Dell Dale in East Houston on Wednesday afternoon, shutting down both sides of I-10.

As of rush hour, only the westbound lanes were reopened.

While the accident is still under investigation, all three big rigs were involved in a single accident.

After the crash, the vehicles caught fire, sending massive plumes of smoke into the air.

Smoke from the crash could be seen for miles.

One of the drivers was killed in the crash, but the condition of the other two drivers was unknown on Wednesday evening.

Law enforcement was on the scene gathering evidence to complete their investigation into the cause of the accident shortly after collision.

Crews are working to clean up the debris, but authorities say clean-up will take some time, especially since hazmat is required.

Teams were still working to remove the charred trucks late on Wednesday.

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Additionally, the fire significantly damaged the roadway.

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