Tanker Truck Engulfed by Flames on Long Island Expressway

Eyewitnesses reported hearing explosions as a tanker truck carrying propane burst into flames on the Long Island Expressway in Rego Park, Queens, in the early hours of December 22.

The fire shut down westbound lanes of the expressway at Woodhaven Boulevard.

The truck was carrying propane when it crashed and exploded. The driver had minor injuries, the NYPD was quoted as saying.

This footage, originally posted to Twitter by Nicole Bermeo, gives a close-up view of the truck engulfed in flames. It was shot from her nearby apartment. Credit: Nicole Bermeo via Storyful