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Brookshire Freeway shut down after serious crash

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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Traffic is at a standstill along the Brookshire Freeway right now after a fuel tanker truck overturned.

Traffic along the Brookshire Freeway eastbound is being diverted to surface streets after a loaded gasoline tanker truck with 8500 gallons onboard overturned near the Beatties Ford Road exit.

Westbound traffic is flowing, but at a slow pace.

Charlotte firefighters said the driver was pinned for a brief time, and had to be rescued by emergency crews.

It's not known what caused the accident in the first place.

There has been a fuel spill, and HAZMAT units have been dispatched to the area.

We're told the accident will affect traffic in the area for the better part of the day.

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