ST. CHARLES, Ill. - A semi trailer hauling fireworks rolled over and caught fire on the Tri-State Tollway Friday morning, shutting down northbound lanes and causing massive delays on the morning commute.
The rollover happened around 3:40 a.m. near St. Charles Road, closing traffic between the Eisenhower Expressway and North Avenue.
Illinois State Police said the two left northbound lanes reopened to traffic around 7:30 a.m.
The driver of the semi was able to escape the truck before it caught fire. He was taken to a local hospital for minor injuries, police said.
The Chicago Fire Department helped put out the fire.