Two truck drivers involved in a fiery wreck were able to escape without serious injury in Michigan on Wednesday.
The incident occurred on June 6th at around 7:30 a.m. in Shiawassee County, Michigan.
According to WILX 10 News, a semi truck hauling corn was parked on the side of westbound Interstate 69 and attempted to reenter the roadway. As the first big rig got back on the highway, it pulled out in front of another oncoming semi truck, causing a collision and sparking a fire in the second tractor trailer, which was hauling “highly flammable foam.”
The driver of the second truck was able to escape with only minor injuries, and the driver of the first truck was unhurt.
The fire then spread throughout the second semi truck, causing backups on the east side of I-69 as motorists slowed to observe the blaze. A semi truck traveling in the eastbound lanes then rear-ended two motorists participating in the rubbernecking, sending one of the motorists to the hospital.
Westbound I-69 was shut down for several hours near the 105 mile marker to allow for crews to extinguish the fire and clear the wreckage, but the area has since been cleared.