NEAR MADISONVILLE - Police say a mechanical problem caused an 18-wheeler to catch on fire.
Kelli Lowery was headed south on I-45 Wednesday afternoon. She came upon billowing, black smoke, just south of Madisonville.
As Kelli passes the inferno, you can see the truck's engine is on fire.
As bad as it looks, there is some good news. The driver made it out safely after coming to a stop on the outside shoulder of the northbound lanes.
Other than the traffic back up, no other vehicles were involved.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.