18-wheeler wrecks, catches fire in Morgan Co.

Published: Jul. 3, 2014 at 11:20 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 31, 2014 at 11:20 AM CDT
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MORGAN COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - Multiple emergency crews responded to the scene of a wreck involving an 18-wheeler Thursday morning in Morgan County.

It happened around 6:30 a.m. near the intersection of Hoyt Henry Road and Highway 67. Authorities said the wreck was a head-on collision between an 18-wheeler and a truck. The 18-wheeler went off the road and caught fire. The semi-truck was carrying seed at the time of the wreck.

Both drivers refused treatment. No injuries were reported.

The 18-wheeler's diesel tank ruptured in the crash, leaving fuel into a nearby stream. The EPA is expected to respond to the scene later to investigate.

A portion of Highway 67 South was closed while crews worked to clear the scene.

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