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.