Truck Accident Shuts Down I-27 in Swisher County

The southbound lanes of Interstate 27 in Swisher County are shut down at this hour after a fiery wreck Tuesday morning.

DPS Trooper Rick Bentley says the accident happened just before noon at mile marker 74. He says a 2004 Peterbuilt tractor trailer was traveling south when it hit the concrete median on the overpass of a bridge.

The truck's gas tanks busted and the entire truck was engulfed in flames. The driver was taken to a Lubbock hospital with minor injuries.

The lanes should be open later this evening. Stay with for the latest updates.