SUV bursts into flames following overnight wreck on I-40

SUV bursts into flames following overnight wreck on I-40

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The wreck happened just after midnight on I-40. (source: TDOT) The wreck happened just after midnight on I-40. (source: TDOT)
Firefighters rushed to the scene to put out the flames. (source: TDOT) Firefighters rushed to the scene to put out the flames. (source: TDOT)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - An SUV erupted into flames after a crash on Interstate 40 early Monday morning.

The Knoxville Police Department says the wreck happened just after midnight on I-40 eastbound near the 17th Street exit. 

The 2000 Ford Explorer struck a concrete barrier, caught fire and burst into flames.

Police say the driver fled the scene toward Dale Avenue.

TDOT cameras captured the aftermath of the accident.

Knoxville firefighters rushed to the scene to put out the flames and later towed the vehicle from the shoulder of the highway.

KPD is currently investigating the wreck.

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