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TRAFFIC ALERT: Vehicle fire shuts down one lane on I-44 near James River Freeway

A truck fire on I-44 shuts down one lane of traffic near James River Freeway.
A truck fire on I-44 shuts down one lane of traffic near James River Freeway.(Tyler Marie Hoyer)
Published: Jun. 19, 2022 at 2:38 PM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - A vehicle fire closed a traffic lane near the I-44 and James River Freeway exit near Springfield.

The fire happened just after 1:20 p.m. on Sunday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, a man was driving westbound on I-44 when his truck caught fire at the 68-mile marker. The man was able to get the truck pulled over to the shoulder and get out of the vehicle unharmed.

One westbound lane on I-44 was shut down while emergency crews responded to the fire.

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