Semi-Truck Driver Injured When Truck Catches Fire
According to firefighters, the accident closed both lanes of the interstate for just over an hour.
April 10, 2019 – 3:00 am: A truck driver was taken to Baylor Scott and White hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after his vehicle caught fire on Wednesday morning. There was no crash, and the cause of the fire is unknown at this time.
The truck was headed southbound on Interstate 35 at the time the fire broke out. This was in Salado, Texas, near Exit 289A.
The driver received burn injuries, but these are reported not to be life-threatening. The identity of the driver has not been made public at this time.
Firefighters were called onto the scene, and both lanes of the interstate were shut down while they struggled to put out the fire. Traffic was backed up for several miles while firefighters worked to bring the fire under control.
The interstate was reopened around 4:00 a.m.
The incident is still under investigation at this time. The identity of the truck driver has not been made public at the present time. The cause of the fire is unknown, and it is unclear what could have happened to start it.