Truck Fire Shuts Down Highway 190 - South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Truck Fire Shuts Down Highway 190

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(KCEN) -- Traffic on Highway 190 in Killeen came to a stop both ways this afternoon when a semi-truck caught fire.

The frightening scene occurred near the Willow Springs exit around 2 o'clock.

A good Samaritan helped the driver escape the fully-involved big rig before rescuers arrived.

The driver was taken to the hospital for smoke inhalation.

It's not clear what started the blaze.