Car hauler and 7 new BMWs burn in I-10 crash, fire

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Part of Interstate 10 in Mississippi and Louisiana was still closed overnight after a loaded car hauler crashed and burned late Monday night. 

The Mississippi Highway Patrol reports the tractor-trailer loaded with seven new BMWs crashed on the bridge at the Mississippi-Louisiana state line at about 11 p.m.

Police say the westbound truck struck a concrete bridge railing. The cars and the truck and trailer were destroyed in the resulting fire. The driver escaped without serious injuries.

I-10 was closed overnight but reopened this morning.

The crash remains under investigation by the Mississippi Highway Patrol.