Lumber truck and candle truck in fiery crash
October 22, 2021 | 3:39 pm CDT
Fiery crash

In a made-for-tv like scenario, a truck carrying loads of lumber collided with a truck carrying candles and the collision resulted in the two trucks bursting into flames on an Atlanta expressway.

According to news reports, the “matchstick”-like fire shut down the entire I-285 Outer Loop around the city for hours as firefighers battled the blaze and clean up the wreck. At times, the backups stretched for 10 miles, causing some motorists to wait in traffic for more than five hours.

According to KULR8.COM, the driver of a third truck somehow fell out of his cab, and the runaway truck hit the two 18-wheelers, which caught on fire. The driver who fell out of his truck was injured and taken to the hospital. No one else was hurt in the incident.

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Larry Adams is a Chicago-based writer and editor who writes about how things get done. A former wire service and community newspaper reporter, Larry is an award-winning writer with more than three decades of experience. In addition to writing about woodworking, he has covered science, metrology, metalworking, industrial design, quality control, imaging, Swiss and micromanufacturing . He was previously a Tabbie Award winner for his coverage of nano-based coatings technology for the automotive industry. Larry volunteers for the historic preservation group, the Kalo Foundation/Ianelli Studios, and the science-based group, Chicago Council on Science and Technology (C2ST).