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Truck Crash Shuts Down Part Of I-295

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The charred remains of the truck remained on the highway for several hours.

The charred remains of the truck remained on the highway for several hours.

NORTH ATTLEBORO (CBS) – A truck crash and fire shut down part of Interstate 295 in North Attleboro early Thursday morning.

The tractor-trailer carrying produce rolled over and burst into flames around 1 a.m. in the northbound lanes near the Allen Avenue overpass and Exit 1.

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The driver, 64-year-old Gusdavo Perez Espinoza of Sylmar, Calif., and his passenger, 37-year-old Ruben Hernandez of Carson, Calif., received treatment for minor injuries.

The highway was closed for several hours and traffic to the Rhode Island border was detoured for the cleanup and inspection of the overpass.

One lane of traffic was opened by 7 a.m.

“The left two lanes on Route 295 north will remain closed for an extended period of time, due to extensive guardrail damage and fuel spill in the median,” State Police said in a statement.

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