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Semi goes up in flames after driver falls asleep at wheel

Troopers say the driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into the barrier, swerving into the concrete median.

BOWLING GREEN, OH (WTOL) - Police reported a semi truck was engulfed in flames after it crashed into a guardrail Saturday morning.

This took place on I-75 southbound near mile marker 168 around 4:15 a.m.

Troopers say the driver fell asleep at the wheel and crashed into the barrier, swerving into the concrete median.

As a result of the impact, the truck leaked 100 gallons of diesel fuel then caught fire.

Neither the driver or the passenger suffered any injuries.

I-75 was shut down for several hours while crews including the Environmental Protection Agency assisted in the clean up.