Semi accident closed I-75 NB in Fayette County for hours

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Part of I75 in Fayette County was shut down for most of the day on Wednesday after a semi-truck crashed and caught fire.

It happened just after 2 a.m. near exit 113.

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Firefighters say the driver lost control of the truck, crashed into the median and flipped.

SemiFire_2The driver was able to get out before the truck caught fire.

He was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

Firefighters say he was hauling automotive parts and the debris scattered across both sides of the interstate.