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18-Wheeler Burns On I-24

Crash scene photo by Dennis Weaver.

Crash scene photo by Dennis Weaver.

A fiery crash occurred on I-24 early Wednesday morning. According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, this incident involved only one vehicle, a non-hazardous tractor trailer. The truck erupted into flames causing Interstate 24 west bound at mile marker 116 to be shut down. The vehicle crashed in the construction zone where work is being done at the old weigh station. Traffic had to be diverted off Exit 117 onto US Hwy 41 for about 2 ½ hours.
The driver was injured in the crash but no details were available on his condition.
Hillsboro Volunteer Fire Department worked the 18-wheeler fire.