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Driver has ’significant burns’ after fiery 18-wheeler, car accident at I-59/65 junction

Updated: Jun. 24, 2020 at 5:57 PM CDT
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Birmingham Fire crews worked to put out a fire after an 18-wheeler accident involving a passenger vehicle at I-59/20 South just before the 65 junction.

Birmingham Fire said the 18-wheeler driver had significant burn injuries.

Crews were able to put out the fire, but the truck was smoking.

Traffic was backed up for miles because the highway was closed at the accident.

An ALDOT spokeswoman said the bridge reopened at 4:30 p.m. There is some cosmetic damage, but crews will repair those.

The first call came in at 8:49 a.m.

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