Truck goes airborne, bursts into flames in Ind.

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Associated Press

Posted on August 3, 2013 at 11:01 AM

GREENSBURG, Ind. (AP) — No serious injuries are being reported after a fiery crash that involved a tractor-trailer veering off an Indiana interstate and briefly going airborne before bursting into flames.

Video of the crash shows the red, flatbed truck speeding into a median near an exit ramp and hitting a hill, then a sudden explosion of fire and black smoke.

Indiana State Police say the driver, 30-year-old Ryan Young of Owenton, Ky., suffered minor facial and head injuries, while his 7-year-old son sustained scratches.

Young told police he was heading east on Interstate 74 near Greensburg early Thursday afternoon when he swerved to avoid a vehicle drifting into his lane.

State Police Sgt. Noel Houze says the truck's fuel ignited after its tanks were torn when it struck a guardrail.

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