Tractor-Trailer Fire Near U.S. 98 Backs Up I-4 Westbound

i-4 westboundWestbound traffic on I-4 was diverted onto State Road 33 after a tractor-trailer hauling sweet potatoes burst into flames just east of the U.S. 98 exit around 5:10 a.m. The driver, 62-year-old Steven Tillman of Orlando, discovered a mechanical issue and got out safely before the fire started. The traffic backup was complicated by a four-car collision on I-4 westbound near the Polk Parkway east entrance around 7 a.m. MORE: ABC Action Traffic live video | News Channel 8 video