LENEXA, Kan. (WDAF) — The driver of a FedEx semi-trailer died Wednesday after the truck fell over the side of a highway in suburban Kansas City, Kansas, and smashed onto the roadway below, authorities say.
Picture of FedEx truck on fire
Picture of a truck on fire on K-10 courtesy of Joe Adam.
Johnson County MED-ACT confirmed that a truck was traveling along Kansas Highway 7 around 5 a.m. when it flipped off of the overpass onto Kansas Highway 10.
The truck then burst into flames, filling the area with smoke.
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The fire consumed the truck and shut down all lanes of K-10 in the area as fire crews battled the flames and police investigated.
Responders were taking apart the truck and trying to assess the situation at 7:30 a.m.
The name of the FedEx driver was not immediately released.
There is a FedEx facility not far from the scene.