Update: No injuries in semi crash, fire along I-29
Officials say traffic is moving again along the Interstate.
FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - (UPDATE) - Traffic is moving again along I-29, after a semi crashed and went up in flames Friday afternoon.
ND Highway Patrol says it happened just before 2:30 p.m. near exit 50, ½ mile south of Hickson/Oxbow exit. Officials say a semi driver was southbound on I-29 when he lost control in a construction zone.
Officials say the driver, 69-year-old Efrain Duran of McAllen Texas, hit water barrels and concrete barriers before the semi tipped on its side and caught on fire. He was cited with ‘failure to maintain a single lane’.
Officials say Duran was able to get out thanks to witnesses on the scene. He was not hurt, and no one else was either. The fire destroyed the International and trailer, which was hauling automotive parts.
Still no word on what caused the driver to lose control. Highway Patrol is investigating.
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