FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — A tractor-trailer caught fire after crashing on Interstate 40 west in Forsyth County, according to Highway Patrol.
At about 2:45 a.m., the tractor-trailer, hauling flammable but not hazardous material, ran off the highway, near Lewisville-Clemmons Road, and hit a guard rail.
The rail reportedly ruptured the gas tank, and the tractor-trailer ignited.
An unoccupied car, which was not involved in the wreck, was nearby and ignited as well.
No one was hurt, and no one will face charges.
A hazmat crew responded to clean up the fuel spill.
Crews closed the highway at Exit 184. Department of Transportation officials hope to reopen the road by 8 a.m.