Illinois State Police, and firefighters and paramedics from Hoffman Estates responded about 6:13 a.m. Tuesday, October 19, 2021 to a report of a truck fire in the westbound lanes of I-90 near Barrington Road in Hoffman Estates.
Firefighters discovered a fully-involved fire on a Pepsi truck in westbound Lane 4 and/or Lane 5 near Barrington Road. Barrington Countryside FPD firefighters were assigned to the vehicle fire with a tender crew (water tanker crew).
WB I-90 @ Barrington Rd Pepsi Semi Fire thats Blocking Exit Ramp pic.twitter.com/XXQUyVQrVr
— WGN-TV Traffic (@WGNtraffic) October 19, 2021
Only the cab was involved with the fire. Initially, no injuries were reported at the Pepsi truck fire. The two lanes of the exit ramp to Barrington Road were also closed as of 7:00 a.m.
A personal injury crash also occurred about 6:34 a.m. in the backed up traffic of eastbound I-90 just west of the truck fire scene. Hoffman Estates firefighters and paramedics were also dispatched to the personal injury crash.
The information in this article is an early report published before any summary information was confirmed or released by police or fire authorities.
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