Hwy. 67 near Brewer back open after fiery accident involving 18-wheeler

MORGAN COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) – Part of Highway 67 in Morgan County was blocked for more than eight hours Thursday due to an accident involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck.

It happened around 6:30 a.m. Thursday at the intersection of Highway 67 and Hoyt Henry Road near Brewer High School.  We understand an 18-wheeler was headed north on 67 and collided with a Ford F-150.

Thursday afternoon, traffic was still being re-routed around the scene where crews worked to clean up a fuel leak and remove the burned out wreckage.

It was reopened late Thursday afternoon.

Witness account

Sabina Smith lives right near the spot where it happened and says she heard three explosions after the collision.  Smith said the cab of the truck exploded, and the side of the trailer melted.

Both drivers got out of the vehicles safely before the explosions, though.  The tractor trailer was hauling feed.

One tow truck worker hurt his arm when a cable snapped, as they were trying to pull the truck out, but he will be okay.

State Troopers are investigating further.



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