ST. LOUIS — Both directions of Interstate 44 were closed near the Jamieson Avenue exit in south St. Louis Tuesday evening after a crash led to a car fire.
The St. Louis Fire Department said a box truck and another car were involved in a crash that happened a little before 4 p.m. Firefighters initially said they believed a person was trapped in one of the cars, but a later update said there were no injuries as a result of the crash.
Firefighters from the St. Louis and the Webster Groves fire departments had to run a hose from a fire hydrant on a side street in order to put out the car fire.
The St. Louis Fire Department said one injury was reported for a different crash. That person was being looked at by the Webster Groves Fire Department.
As of 7 p.m., all eastbound and westbound lanes of I-44 were back open.