Arizona authorities say that a truck driver was hurt but is expected to survive a major fuel tanker truck explosion on Monday.
The crash occurred around 8 p.m. on Monday night on eastbound I-40 in Flagstaff, Arizona.
Witness Loren Graves told local news outlet KNAU that the tanker didn’t slow as it approached an I-40 off-ramp at Butler Avenue. The truck then reportedly overturned as it failed to make a turn at the bottom of the ramp.
The incident resulted in a massive fire and explosion.
— azfamily 3TV CBS 5 (@azfamily) March 17, 2020
Flagstaff police say that the truck driver suffered injuries in the crash but is expected to survive. No one else was hurt.
The crash resulted in heavy traffic delays, but all lanes of eastbound I-40 have since reopened.
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Once again, I-40 is CLOSED eastbound at Butler Ave in Flagstaff due to a vehicle fire.
All traffic is exiting at Butler.
Expect major delays and seek an alternate route.
— Arizona DOT (@ArizonaDOT) March 17, 2020
The crash remains under investigation.