SOLANO COUNTY (CBS13) — Good Samaritans jumped in to help after a fiery crash along westbound Interstate 80 near Vacaville on Monday morning.
CBS Sacramento reports the crash happened just before 9 a.m. near N. Meridian Road.READ MORE: Fantasy Football Start Or Sit Week 8: Can Kirk Cousins Put Up Points On The Cowboys Defense?
A big rig and a Caltrans tractor that was parked on the side of the freeway were involved in the crash. The tractor caught fire and was soon fully engulfed.
Several people pulled over, got out fire extinguishers, then tried to put out the fire.
Vacaville Fire crews also quickly responded to the scene and fully put the flames out.READ MORE: UPDATE: High-Speed Stolen RV Pursuit Ends In Horrific San Ramon Crash
The big rig drivers reported that he had swerved to avoid a car that had cut him off, but in the process struck a truck that was parked alongside the freeway.
California Highway Patrol says the tractor driver only suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the crash; the big rig driver wasn’t hurt.
Traffic backed up along westbound I-80 leading up to the crash scene. The right lane and shoulder were closed through the morning into the afternoon.
CHP said the area was cleared as of 2:15 p.m. Monday afternoon.MORE NEWS: Group Forms To Help Former California Prison Inmates' Return to Society