Fla. Semi Truck Fire Shuts Down I-95 for 12 Hours


Crews were finally able to reopen all southbound lanes on I-95 in Volusia County, Saturday evening after a semi truck fire caused some major backup around 2:00 a.m.

Fire rescue and highway crews were able to partially reopen the roadway around 2 p.m. Saturday.

Officials say the truck crashed near LPGA Boulevard in Daytona Beach and burst into flames, shutting down the southbound lanes of the interstate. The crash caused miles of backups.

Hazmat crews were called to the scene because the truck was carrying some type of chemical lubricant.

It's still not clear what caused the crash.

The driver of the semi-truck was taken to Halifax Medical Center for minor injuries. No one else was hurt.

Charges are pending against the driver.

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