A Belleville man is dead following a crash between a BMW and a tractor trailer around 10:30 Wednesday night. Police say the BMW rear-ended the truck while travelling in the eastbound lanes just west of the Percy Street exit.
The car then caught fire and the uninjured truck driver was able to extinguish it using a fire extinguisher.
Fire crews extricated the driver of the car who succumbed to injures at the scene. A dog survived the crash and was taken into care by the Humane Society.
All eastbound lanes of the highway were closed until 5:30 Thursday morning.