Fiery Tanker Truck Crash Shuts Down Interstate 95 in Bucks County; 3 Hurt

Three people were hurt in a fiery tanker truck crash along busy I-95 late Friday night

What to Know

  • Three people were hurt in a fiery tanker truck crash along busy I-95 in Bensalem late Friday night.
  • Three people, including a child were hospitalized after the crash.
  • The southbound lanes finally reopened before daybreak Saturday.

A tanker truck caught fire Friday night while traveling on Interstate 95 in Bucks County, just north of Philadelphia, and firefighters and police shut down the highway in both directions.

The incident occurred in the southbound lanes between Exit 39 (Route 413 - Bristol) and Exit 37 (Route 132 and U.S. Route 13 - Street Road/Bristol Pike) along the stretch of Interstate 95 in Bensalem Township shortly after 9 p.m., Pennsylvania State Police said.

Three people, including a child and the truck driver, were hurt in the wreck, police said said. The tanker reportedly crashed and flipped onto its side. Other vehicles were also reportedly involved.

The entire highway was shut down for the fire and crash investigation, police said.

By 11 p.m., the northbound lanes of the highway were reopened. It took until around 5:30 a.m. Saturday to get the southbound lanes reopened.

Route 13 near the scene, however, remained closed into Saturday morning, Bensalem Fire Rescue tweeted.

The cause of the crash is not yet known.

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