Belton fire

An 18-wheeler burns after it caught fire following a crash on southbound I-35 near the Tahuaya Road exit.

BELTON — An 18-wheeler carrying explosives crashed early Wednesday morning into a barrier on southbound I-35 near the Tahuaya Road exit (Exit 289A).

The driver escaped before it burst into flames and wasn't injured, according to Belton Police Department.

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