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One transported to hospital in freeway truck fire

Posted at 9:28 PM, Jul 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-15 11:04:04-04

MILWAUKEE — A semi-truck fire caused a major Milwaukee freeway to close for several hours overnight. One person was transported to the hospital as a result of the crash.

The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office responded to reports of a multi-vehicle crash around 8:55 p.m. Sunday when they discovered a semi-truck engulfed in flames. Officials say that the truck lost a front tire which caused it to strike the median and hit another vehicle before it caught on fire.

Portions of the freeway remained closed until about 1:30 a.m. Monday.

The driver of the truck escaped with minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. The driver of the vehicle was treated on scene and released.