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Fiery accident blocks off part of I-20

Published On: Mar 01 2014 10:47:34 PM CST
Updated On: Mar 01 2014 10:47:41 PM CST
Fiery Accident 03-01-14
ABILENE, Texas -

As of 9:30 p.m. Saturday, traffic is moving slowly and a left hand lane of westbound Interstate 20 is blocked off following a fiery accident.

Around 9 p.m. near Motel 6 and the I-20 exit for Dyess Air Force Base, the tread of an 18-wheeler's tire detached and hit a vehicle behind the 18-wheeler. The vehicle lost control and then caught fire.

No injuries were reported and the driver of the 18-wheeler was not at the scene.