Semi catches on fire after wrong-way crash on I-74 near Orion, Illinois

ORION, Illinois -- A semi truck caught on fire after colliding with a wrong-way driver on Interstate 74.

A white Chevy pickup was headed the wrong way in the eastbound lanes near Orion, Illinois around 8:20 a.m., according to a statement from the Illinois State Police.   After the pickup collided with the semi, the semi crossed over into the median and started on fire.

Both drivers sustained minor injuries and were taken to a nearby hospital, police said.

The driver of the pickup was identified as 24-year-old Tyler N. Vanalsburg from Bettendorf.  He was arrested for driving under the influence and driving the wrong way on the interstate.

Police said the eastbound lanes were shut down for about two hours.

(Editor's Note: Illinois State Police initially listed Vanalsburg's age as being 42.  The article has been corrected to reflect his actual age)

Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.