Video shows airborne semi bursting into flames in Indiana

Posted at 1:47 PM, Aug 02, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-02 13:48:22-04

GREENSBURG, Ind. — A tractor-trailer went airborne before crashing and exploding on Interstate in Indiana on Thursday.

Editor’s note: The video is graphic and contains profanity. Viewer discretion advised.

The crash happened around 1:40 p.m. when troopers say the driver was forced off the roadway, according to WCPO.

According to the report, 30-year-old Ryan Young, of Owenton, Ky., was heading east and approaching exit 132 when another driver drifted into his lane.

Young swerved to avoid the vehicle and ran off the road, went up a hill and “ramped” the US 421 interchange. The tractor-trailer struck another guardrail causing its fuel tanks to ignite.

The driver suffered minor injuries.

Read more: WCPO