TROY, Mich. —
Sections of Interstate 75 outside Detroit were closed after a fuel tanker caught fire Monday after being involved in an accident, authorities said.
The Michigan Department of Transportation closed both the northbound and southbound lanes of the interstate after the tanker struck a concrete median and burst into flames. Authorities said they didn’t know when the lanes would be reopened.
"MDOT has advised that I-75 will remain closed overnight," the Troy Police Department tweeted. "Inspection and repair expected to take time."
The 46-year-old unidentified driver of the tanker escaped from the truck's cab and was treated for minor injuries at a nearby hospital. Police say no other injuries were reported.