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Highway 29 Reopens After Fiery Crash Shuts Down Traffic in Both Directions

A motorist who struck a tree was pinned beneath the steering wheel when their jeep caught fire. The driver suffered unspecified injuries.

Bay City News Service

Part of state Highway 29 in Napa has reopened this morning after an injury crash blocked both traffic in both directions of the roadway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The crash occurred around 6:45 a.m. on Highway 29 at Whitehall Lane, the CHP is reporting. A driver in a red jeep struck a tree and reportedly became pinned beneath the car's steering wheel, according to the CHP.

The crash caused the car to catch fire, which a passerby used a fire extinguisher to put out, according to the CHP.

The roadway was closed in both directions as a result of the crash, and reopened around 7:30 a.m.

Emergency responders were called to the scene to transport the driver to a hospital. Information on the extent of the driver's injuries was not immediately available.

 

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