VIDEO: Helmet camera footage from 18-wheeler crash on I-59

VIDEO: Helmet camera footage from 18-wheeler crash on I-59

LAUREL, MS (WDAM) - A helmet camera captured the initial moments following an 18-wheeler crash on I-59 early Tuesday morning.

Powers Firefighter Michael Johnson was one of the first to respond to the scene, and captured the smoky scene on his helmet camera.

Lance Chancellor with the Jones County Fire Department sent Seven On Your Side the footage.

MOBILE USERS: Click here to watch the helmet video.

The cause of the wreck was from a Dollar General truck's tire blowing out. The truck ran off the road and hit a tree, according Chancellor.

The truck caught on fire and was carrying all types of household supplies including ammonia and lighter fluid.

The driver of the truck was not hurt.

The stretch of I-59 from Exit 99 to 97 was closed to motorists until late Tuesday afternoon.