By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PLUM, Pa. (KDKA) – A person was killed when a tractor-trailer crashed and caught on fire on the Pennsylvania Turnpike Wednesday afternoon.

It happened in Plum at mile marker 54.4 eastbound. The Eastbound Turnpike was temporarily closed at the Allegheny Valley Exit.

Shawn McGregor of Brownfield, Fayette County was driving a tanker truck on the eastbound side near Monroeville when the truck blew a tire and went out of control. It crashed through the guardrail and down a hillside before bursting into flames.

(Photo: KDKA Photojournalist Aaron Sledge)

McGregor escaped but his passenger, 60-year-old David Paull of Uniontown, was killed.