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Semi Catches Fire, Closes U.S. 75: McKinney Police

A semitrailer wrecked and caught fire Monday night, closing U.S. 75 in McKinney Tuesday morning, authorities said.

Police said the semitrailer had a flat tire, which caused the driver to lose control and crash the truck into a guardrail on southbound U.S. 75 near Wilmeth Road at 10:10 p.m. The collision cracked the truck's fuel tank, which started the fire.

Cell phone video captures a semitrailer fire that shut down U.S. 75 near Wilmeth Road in McKinney Tuesday morning.

The driver was not injured, according to police.

As of 6:15 a.m., all southbound lanes of U.S. 75 were closed. The southbound service road is open.

At 6:45 a.m., McKinney police said they hope to open the freeway within 30 minutes to one hour.

Stay tuned to NBC 5 for the latest updates.

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