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UPDATE: Truck crash traps driver

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Chattanooga firefighters work to remove the truck from under the semi's trailer after Tuesday's crash. Photo by Bruce Garner/CFD Chattanooga firefighters work to remove the truck from under the semi's trailer after Tuesday's crash. Photo by Bruce Garner/CFD
Chattanooga firefighters work to extricate the driver from the truck from under the semi's trailer after Tuesday. Photo by Bruce Garner/CFD Chattanooga firefighters work to extricate the driver from the truck from under the semi's trailer after Tuesday. Photo by Bruce Garner/CFD
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: The driver of a pickup truck slammed into a semi's trailer Tuesday morning on Amnicola Highway, and was trapped in the wreckage for about 30 minutes until Chattanooga firefighters were able to free him from the wreckage.

A small fire in the engine compartment was quickly extinguished, but gasoline leak from the truck kept firefighters at on alert as they worked to free the driver.

The man in the truck was “conscious and alert” according to the Chattanooga Fire Department's Bruce Garner, but there's no word on his condition. he was transported to a nearby hospital for examination and treatment.

Amnicola Highway was closed as firefighters and first responders attended to those involved.

The cause of the crash is under investigation by the Chattanooga Police Department.


PREVIOUS STORY: First responders are on the scene of a crash involving a tractor trailer near 3808 Amnicola Highway.

The crash happened near Creekside Road around 10am. Police say that the semi and another truck crashed.

One person was injured and has been transported to a nearby hospital for examination and treatment.

Chattanooga Police are on the scene and re-opened a portion of Amnicola Highway that was closed to traffic earlier.

Stay with Channel 3 for more on this developing story. 

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