Semi Fire Shuts Down Part of Interstate
UPDATED 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, August 19
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Illinois State Police say a truck carrying food caught fire on Interstate 64 Monday evening.
ISP Spokesperson Joey Watson says troopers received a call of a semi on fire at 5:35 p.m. Monday.
The fire happened on Interstate 64 eastbound at mile marker 61.
The cause of the fire hasn't been determined. Both co-drivers were not injured. The tractor and trailer are both considered a total loss.
The right lane of eastbound I-64 was shut down for several hours as crews cleared the scene.
WASHINGTON COUNTY -- Part of Interstate 64 in Washington County will be closed most of Monday night after a semi fire.
No word what caused the fire, but video from a News 3 viewer shows the extensive damage to the truck. Officials say one lane of 64 eastbound is shut down a few miles east of the Ashley exit.
State police are handling the cleanup and investigation.
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