Fiery semi crash closes I-40 East for hours in Dickson County

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DICKSON COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A fiery crash involving a semi closed eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Dickson County for hours on Wednesday.

The early morning crash happened around 5:15 a.m. between mile markers 179 and 180. Witnesses told News 2 the semi crashed into a concrete barrier before bursting into flames.

The driver, a passenger, and their dog were able to escape the cab of the semi after the crash. They only had minor injuries.

Eastbound lanes remained closed nearly the entire day, only reopening sometime after 8 p.m. Further details on the crash weren’t released.