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Posted: Dec 17, 2012 9:23 PM

Updated: Dec 17, 2012 10:32 PM

McALLEN - An 18-wheeler burst into flames after colliding with a van Monday night on 23rd Street in McAllen.

McAllen interim Fire Chief Rafael Balderas said the street was closed from Heron to Nightingale streets while crews cleared the accident scene.

The accident happened just before 8 p.m. The tractor-trailer was hauling a load of tomatoes.

Two people were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

Topics: mcallen, accident, trailer, fire, 23rd street

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