Semi-truck driver ejected after fiery crash near downtown KC - KCTV5

Semi-truck driver ejected after fiery crash near downtown KC

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

A tractor-trailer caught fire after it crashed early Wednesday morning on the east side of downtown Kansas City.

The accident happened shortly after 5 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 670 leading to northbound I-35.

The driver of the semi was ejected during the accident but sustained only minor injuries.

Both directions of Highway 71 at Truman Road were closed for a short time after the crash, but soon were reopened.

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