Wreck on I-55 ties up traffic near Benton, MO

SCOTT COUNTY, MO (KFVS) - Traffic in the northbound lanes just north of the Benton, MO exit on I-55 was backed up for miles Tuesday morning around 7.

Trooper Clark Parrot with the Highway Patrol says the driver of the car fell asleep at the wheel and hit a semi.  The car then caught on fire.

The driver of the car was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau with minor injuries.  The driver of the semi was not hurt.

Traffic is now flowing normally.

Copyright 2011 KFVS. All rights reserved.