18-wheeler burns alongside I-85

April 17, 2008 4:40:46 AM PDT
An 18-wheeler went up in flames on I-85 bringing traffic to a crawl Thursday morning. It happened around 6:20 a.m. in the northbound lanes between milemarker 202 and milemarker 203 in Granville County near Oxford.

Witnesses tell Eyewitness News the cab of the truck was fully engulfed in flames before help arrived.

The driver was hurt, but the extent of his injuries are unknown at this time.

Northbound traffic was reduced to one lane as crews worked to clear the accident scene.