A semi truck hauling frozen Totito's pizza and pizza rolls burst into flames on Interstate 57 in Effingham County Sunday night.
The Effingham Fire Department responded 7:20 p.m. to southbound I-57 at the 161 Mile marker.
The semi was loaded with frozen Totino’s pizzas and pizza rolls and had left the factory in Ohio earlier that day. The driver was headed for Springfield, Missouri with a final destination of Los Angles, California.
The truck driver told firefighters a passing motorist alerted him to the fire as he was driving.
The semi driver said he noticed fire at the rear of the trailer near the right rear tires. By the time he was able to pull to the shoulder, the fire had engulfed the underside and rear portion of the trailer.