HOUSTON (KIAH) – An 18-wheeler caught fire Friday morning on the Hardy Toll Road, killing the driver and causing heavy traffic.

According to the Harris County Precinct 3 Constable’s Office, the driver of the truck drifted into a retaining wall and caught on fire on the toll road near Aldine Bender at about 5:30 a.m. There is no word of the driver’s condition when he crashed, authorities said.

CW39’s Sydney Simone has an update on the incident after the flames were put out.

Huge flames could be seen on Houston traffic cameras as emergency units worked to put out the vehicle fire. Only one vehicle was involved and firefighters were able to put out those flames just after 6a.m..

Here’s a recap of reports from CW39’s Carrigan Chauvin.