I-24 reopens after semi fire near Joelton

Joelton semi fire 2

A semi hauling mail caught fire and closed a portion of Interstate 24 in Joelton Monday morning. 

The fire began around 4:45 a.m. near the Old Hickory Boulevard exit at the bridge over Lickton Pike. 

Metro police told News 2 the driver said he hydroplaned, striking a brick wall before the truck jacknifed and burst into flames. 

The driver was able to escape to safety. He was taken to TriStar Skyline Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. 

No additional information was immediately released.

The westbound lanes were partially blocked until the wreckage can be removed. 

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