Semi-Catches Fire After Early Morning Accident on I-70 West in Columbia

An early morning crash on I-70 in Columbia causes a semi to catch fire.

The Missouri Highway Patrol is confirming that an accident between two tractor trailers where one semi rear ended the other causing one to go up in flames around 1:40 this (Friday) morning.

It happened on Westbound I-70 at the 118 Mile Marker.

One person was reportedly taken to the hospital however the extent of the injuries is unknown at this time.