Tractor Trailer Accident Causing Backups On I-75

Breaking news in Scott County where a tractor trailer has caught fire on northbound I-75.

Right now, the interstate is back open, but traffic is moving slowly in both northbound and southbound lanes.

The accident happened near Exit 125. No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and the cause of the accident is unknown.

Witnesses say the tractor trailer caught fire shortly after the accident, and drivers from passing cars stopped to pull help pull the driver out of the vehicle. The driver suffered minor injuries to his ankle.

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  • by Vaughn Location: Mount Vernon on Sep 29, 2007 at 03:10 PM
    I was two cars behind the tractor trailer and helped pull the driver out. It appeared that a car cut the truck off and he jackknifed and the truck just laid down and slid into the concrete median and as I got out of my car, the cab was already in flames. The driver was trying to kick his way out from the inside and someone slid a metal rod up to the truck and we broke through the windshield and got the driver out and to safety. The truck was not speeding or driving reckless, he was in the middle lane and in appeared that a car from the fast lane cut in front of him and he had to slam on the brakes to keep from hitting him.


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