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Semi plows off interstate, spills load in fiery crash

3 years 4 months 1 day ago June 26, 2013 Jun 26, 2013 Wednesday, June 26 2013 June 26, 2013 4:14 PM in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Trey Schmaltz

ROBERT- Traffic on I-12 is congested after a semi flipped off the interstate during Wednesday's evening rush.

The right lane on I-12 West is closed at Hwy. 445 because of the crash. Traffic is passing through the left lane.

WBRZ News 2 reporter Ryan Naquin, who was in the area working a separate story, said he arrived at the scene and saw the cab of the truck on fire.

Authorities have not said what happened, but pictures from the scene show the 18-wheeler off the roadway, in an embankment with some of its load strewn over the ground. The top of the trailer appears to have ripped open.

Traffic will likely build, and drivers in the area should be cautious.
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