Freightliner tractor catches fire after crash on Interstate 65 Saturday

Published 2:25 pm Monday, May 16, 2022

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

A freightliner tractor became fully engulfed in flames after a crash on Interstate 65 on May 14, according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

Senior Trooper Anna Peoples said in a release that the crash occurred at 6:10 a.m. on May 14 at the 51.4-mile marker.

Peoples said the driver, Roderick J. Tejeda, 51, of Richmond, Ky., ran off the roadway and struck a guardrail.

Sign up for our daily email newsletter

Get the latest news sent to your inbox

Peoples said the 2019 Freightliner Tractor became fully engulfed in flames, and the road was closed for approximately 3 hours, 45 minutes.

No other vehicles were involved and no one was injured, she said.