Fiery semi-truck crash snarls traffic for I-15 commuters

MIRA MESA (KUSI) —  An semi-truck that crashed and caught fire on Interstate 15 in Mira Mesa Thursday morning was snarling traffic for morning commuters.

A tractor-trailer truck loaded with furniture crashed into the center divider and caught fire in the HOV lanes of I-15 near Mira Mesa Blvd. just before 4:30 a.m. Thursday, according to California Highway Patrol.

The driver was able to get out of the vehicle and responding firefighters were able to put out the fire. He suffered minor injuries, according to officials. CalTrans crews were called to assist in cleanup. 

The crash blocked two southbound lanes and all southbound HOV lanes of I-15. All southbound lanes were reopened just after 8 a.m. and HOV lanes were reopened around 9:20 a.m., CalTrans officials said. There may still be traffic delays. 

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