Collision with ‘Stay Alert’ Safety truck cited as reason behind tractor trailer fire

A fiery collision between a safety truck and a tractor trailer forced the closure of an interstate in South Carolina on Monday evening. 

The collision occurred on December 7th at around 10:46 p.m. near Gaffney, South Carolina. 

According to Fox News Carolina, troopers say that the semi truck was heading south on Interstate 85 near mile marker 92 south of Chesnee Highway when it entered a construction zone. 

Upon entering the construction zone, the big rig swerved and crashed into a ‘Stay Alert’ safety truck that was parked in the left lane of the construction area. The rig then swerved again and crashed into the concrete barrier on the right side of the highway before swerving left once again and striking the median. The truck then erupted into flames. 

Police say that the ‘Stay Alert’ truck was parked legally inside the construction zone. 

Miraculously, no one was injured in the incident. It is not clear what citations, if any, were issued to the truck driver.