Morning truck crash, fire blocks Ohio interstate

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say a truck crash and subsequent fire blocked part of a major highway in northwest Ohio for the morning commute.

Police in Toledo tell WTOL-TV (http://bit.ly/11uVF5l ) the crash happened Wednesday after midnight on Interstate 75 when one tractor-trailer slowed to avoid a deer and was rear-ended by another tractor-trailer. The second vehicle caught fire.

Officials say no one was seriously hurt, but the blaze and diesel fuel damaged the road and blocked a section of northbound I-75 for hours. One lane was reopened to morning traffic as crews worked to fix the road.

___

Information from: WTOL-TV, http://www.wtol.com

WKBN 27 First News provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

blog comments powered by Disqus