BLOOMSDALE, Mo. (AP) — The driver of a tanker truck is dead following a fiery accident that closed Interstate 55 in southeast Missouri for several hours.
The accident happened about 10:30 p.m. Thursday near Bloomsdale in Ste. Genevieve County, and all lanes were still shut down by mid-morning Friday.
KFVS-TV (http://bit.ly/MRk70P ) reports that the driver of the truck died when the truck ran off the roadway, struck a ditch and exploded.
The cause of the wreck is still under investigation. A witness driving on the highway at the time of the crash reported seeing flames from a mile away.
Information from: KFVS-TV, http://www.kfvs12.com