Truck carrying cooking oil shuts down Bill Morris Pkwy for 5 hours

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A truck hauling cooking oil caused a mess on Bill Morris Parkway on Tuesday morning.

The crash happened between Winchester Road and Hacks Cross Road around 4:30 a.m.

Police blocked off all lanes of Bill Morris in the area east and westbound as well as the ramp from Winchester Road to get onto Bill Morris Pkwy. The highway remained closed for 5 hours.

Shelby County Sheriff's Office said the driver of a Honda Civic hit the back of an SUV. An 18-wheeler driving in the area then swerved to avoid them. The truck ended up on the opposite side of the road.

The truck was carrying cooking oil that has spilled over the road. Crews spent nearly five hours cleaning up the spill.

The driver of the Civic was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

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