Tow-truck fire impacts evening commute in Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – A tow-truck fire slowed traffic on southbound I-75 at the Athens-Booneboro Exit during the Thursday evening commute.

One lane was closed at the exit ramp for four hours, according to Lexington police.

Investigators say a wrecker hauling two vehicles suffered a flat tire while traveling south on I-75.  Police say the tow-truck driver tried to get the vehicle off at the exit but it caught fire, damaging the tow-truck and both the vehicles it was hauling.

Police say no one was hurt.  The lane was reopened around 7:00 p.m., according to police.

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