Big Rig Fire Shuts Down 237 - NBC Bay Area

Big Rig Fire Shuts Down 237

Fatal big rig crash closes Silicon Valley commute artery.



    Big Rig Fire Shuts Down 237
    Tony and Rennea Phillips
    The shell of the big rig was all that was left following the fire.

    A fatal big rig crash shut down Highway 237 in Sunnyvale Tuesday afternoon.

    The crash happened around 2:20 p.m. The truck overturned and then burst into flames after reportedly suffering a blown tire.

    The California Highway Patrol said the driver was unable to escape and died in the cab of his truck

    One westbound lane was reopened around 4:15 p.m., but the eastbound traffic was expected to be closed through the evening commute.

    People who live in Sunnyvale reported hearing a loud explosion and then a burst of smoke.

    The driver was not immediately identified.