The accident happened near 820 and Meadow Lakes, near the Iron Horse Golf Club.

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, Texas – A person had to be rushed to hospital with severe burns on Wednesday after a violent accident between a tanker and garbage truck.

The accident occurred in a westbound expressway at around 7 a.m. near 820 and Meadow Lakes, near the Iron Horse Golf Club.

The wreckage closed several lanes of traffic on the 820 Loop in North Richland Hills for much of the day as crews worked to clean up the remains and police investigated.

All lanes on the 820 Westbound Loop through North Richland Hills were blocked earlier in the day but reopened at 9 a.m.

Crews reopened the eastbound express lanes at 11:30 a.m., but the westbound express lane was scheduled to remain closed for most of the day.

Police said the crash tanker was carrying 3,000 gallons of diesel. Heavy smoke and flames could be seen coming from a vehicle involved in the crash.

Crews had to burn fuel from the truck in the expressway, although normal traffic lanes were allowed to reopen.

The current condition of the person transported to hospital is unknown. The condition of the second person involved in the crash is also unknown.