Two officers hurt, one critically, after 18-wheeler crash in Roanoke

Multiple police agencies and emergency responders responded to a major accident this morning around 9:15am on southbound I35W near Dale Earnhardt Way.

According to authorities, two Northlake PD officers were sitting inside separate vehicles when an 18-wheeler collided with them. The 18-wheeler overturned on one of the police cars, trapping the officer inside the car.

Roanoke and Denton County ESD 1 firefighters extricated the officer and transported him to a local hospital in critical condition, but responsive. The second officer was transported to a hospital in stable condition.

All southbound lanes of I35W are closed between Dale Earnhardt Way and 114 near Texas Motor Speedway. A thorough investigation is underway. After the investigation, it will take a few hours to clean up the wreckage.

It’s best to avoid this area. Roadways are wet and icy, especially side streets and bridges.