By: KDKA-TV News Staff
BEAVER FALLS (KDKA) – A tractor-trailer shut down a portion of the Pennsylvania Turnpike on Tuesday night.READ MORE: Westmoreland County Man Charged With Locking Woman In Storage Unit Will Stand Trial
According to emergency dispatchers, the truck blew out a tire, hit the center barrier, and then caught fire.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Police Investigating After 11-Month-Old Girl's Death Caused By Fentanyl
The crash happened near the Beaver Falls exit and smoke could be seen billowing from the truck.
Despite the crash and the flames, the driver of the truck was not hurt.MORE NEWS: West Virginia Lawmaker Craig Blair Compares Federal COVID-19 Vaccine Rule To Nazi Germany
As crews extinguished the fire and cleared the scene, the turnpike was closed in both directions.