Interstate 45 has been reopened following a fiery crash in the early hours of Saturday morning.
Department of Public Safety Sergeant Sara Warren said at about 1:15 a.m. Saturday troopers were called to a crash on the interstate southbound near Alma.
Warren said the commercial truck was in the right lane moving off the road for a malfunctioning tire when a pickup truck drive into the rear of the semi. The crash caught the pickup and the semi on fire.
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The driver of the pickup died at the scene. The driver of the semi, a 32-year-old from Hialeah, Florida, was not injured.
The semi was reportedly carrying tar paper and burned for hours Saturday morning. At about 9 a.m., troopers said the semi was dragged to the median and allowed one lane to reopen southbound. The interstate fully reopened just after Noon on Saturday.