Burned out semi cleared

March 2, 2007

Webster County -- Crews cleaned up rubble from a burned out tractor trailer Friday. It crashed on one of the area's busiest highways when a tornado hit Thursday night.  

The twister touched down right on Highway 520 in Webster County around 9:00. It blew the big rig that was carrying hardware supplies off the road. It ended up on its side in a ditch, and then it burst into flames.

The woman who was driving the truck was hurt, but she was released from the hospital this morning.

Fire crews from Richland, Webster County, and Terrell County responded. But the firefighters from Richland and Webster County had to leave to go rescue people trapped in a nearby home.