18-wheeler catches fire after crashing into construction zone along I-10 on East Side

Crews are at the scene at I-10 and Foster Road

SAN ANTONIO – The aftermath of an 18-wheeler fire caused long delays on Interstate 10 on the East Side as crews cleared the scene Friday morning.

San Antonio police said the incident began around 4:15 a.m. Friday when the driver of a big rig crashed into a construction zone in the median of I-10 near Foster Road.

The driver told KSAT that he was unable to see the road because it was too dark. After the crash, the cab of the big rig caught on fire but the driver was able to safely escape.

The cab of the truck appeared to have fully melted, and the trailer spilled its load of rebar.

SAPD said jersey barriers, debris, oil and diesel also spilled onto the main lanes of eastbound I-10.

An 18-wheeler caught fire on Friday, March 12, 2021, in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 and Foster Road. (KSAT)

Hazmat crews were called to the scene.

A silver vehicle also crashed at the scene, but details surrounding that incident are unknown at this time. It is unclear if anyone in that vehicle was injured.

According to SAPD, TxDOT sent a crew to fix the barriers.

An 18-wheeler caught fire on Friday, March 12, 2021, in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 10 and Foster Road. (KSAT)

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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