Truck driver survives fiery crash into bridge

Police say that a steering wheel malfunction was to blame for the crash.

U.S. 23

Michigan police say that a truck driver suffered only minor injuries in a violent collision with a bridge on Thursday afternoon.

The crash was reported around 1:40 p.m. on Fenton, Michigan.

Owen Road crash and fire

#UPDATE: One lane of southbound U.S. 23 and Owen Road are closed in Fenton due to this crash. The truck driver suffered minor injuries. http://bit.ly/US23Crash

Posted by ABC12: Your Trusted Source! WJRT-TV on Thursday, December 26, 2019

A semi truck hauling pickles was traveling southbound on U.S. 23 when it left the roadway and drove up an embankment, then crashed into the Owen Road Bridge.

On us23 at owen rd

Posted by Sarah Ingleston on Thursday, December 26, 2019

The truck caught fire after it hit the bridge.

The truck driver suffered only minor injuries in the crash.

Michigan State Police say that the truck driver lost control due to a steering wheel malfunction, NBC 25 reports.

Cleanup took hours, but all lanes of U.S. 23 have reopened.