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HOUSTON Flames erupted Monday after an 18-wheeler truck crashed and overturned along the northbound lanes of the West Sam Houston Tollway.

The wreck happened at about 2:34 p.m. at the exit ramp just before the Clay Road exit.

An ambulance transported the driver of the truck, and officials said he suffered burns on 50 percent of his body.

The feeder road was completely closed at Kempwood and crews were working to get the road reopened as quickly as possible.

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