UPDATE: Early morning wreck in Belton causes diesel spill

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BELTON, Texas- An 18-wheeler struck multiple vehicles, including a Belton fire engine, near the I-14 overpass on southbound I-35. 

The accident happened at about 2:28 a.m. The fire engine was on the scene blocking off lanes for an earlier wreck when the 18-wheeler struck the engine, a tow truck, and a vehicle it was towing.

Three firefighters were in the engine when the crash occurred and suffered what appear to be minor injuries. They were transported to Scott & White Hospital as a precaution.

The fire engine suffered significant damage and was towed from the scene.

In addition, a large piece of debris from this crash landed on northbound I-35 and was struck by a separate 18-wheeler, which caused a small diesel leak on the roadway.

A northbound lane was temporarily closed to allow for cleanup of the spill.
Southbound I-35 was temporarily closed following the crash, but has since reopened.

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