Friday, October 21, 2011

Seen on I-20

Nothing was left of the truck, as we rolled past it in Vicksburg:

VICKSBURG, Miss. — A Louisiana truck driver was hurt and Interstate 20 at Vicksburg was tied up for hours after an 18-wheeler rolled onto the median and caught fire.

The driver of the FedEx truck told Vicksburg police he was westbound when he heard a pop and lost control of the truck. The truck rolled across the median, almost reaching the eastbound lanes, and burst into flames.

The accident happened at about 4:30 a.m. The truck was still smoldering at 9.
The only thing left of the truck was metal, although it looked like someone had taken a can opener to it.  Traffic wasn't too bad at 2:00 when I went past.  It turns out that the driver is OK.  I thought for sure that something that bad would have killed someone.

Blog later.

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