Semi-truck slams into pillar under construction, bursts into flames

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EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — El Paso Police and fire are responding to a crash involving a semi-truck that lost control, slamming into a pillar under construction off I-10.

It happened around 4:35 a.m. on I-10 East near Montecillo. The truck caught fire as soon as it struck the pillar.

Police later said that the crash was caused by a tire blowout. The driver and passenger were not injured in the crash and were able to exit the semi before it caught on fire.

Emergency crews had to shut down I-10 eastbound at Sunland Park up until noon.

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