Fiery truck crash shuts Lancaster Pike

Truck overturned and spilled load of sand on Lancaster Pike in Hockessin. (Photo: Delaware Free News)

HOCKESSIN, DELAWARE (6/5/2017) A dump truck carrying sand overturned this morning and caught fire, causing traffic problems on Lancaster Pike (Route 48), Delaware State Police said.

The crash was reported at 6:43 a.m. near the Newport Gap Pike (Route 41) intersection.

Police said both directions of Lancaster Pike were closed until about 7:30 a.m. and the northbound lanes remained closed later.

No injuries were reported.