PELHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — I-65 northbound is closed Thursday at Highway 119 in Pelham. An 18-wheeler was flipped on its side and has caught on fire.

The Pelham Fire Department is working to clear the wreckage of an 18-wheeler on I-65. (Courtesy: Al Ratcliffe)

The Pelham Fire Department is on the scene and working to clear the wreckage in an effort to get traffic moving. The Pelham Police Department stated it appeared the tractor-trailer blew a tire before it crashed into the median wall. Another crash happened as two other drivers attempted to avoid the tractor-trailer. Five people were injured, and one was taken to a hospital. The tractor-trailer was hauling watermelons.

According to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, the crashes occurred at about 12:21 p.m. ALEA stated the northbound lanes will be blocked for an unknown amount of time.

Southbound traffic on I-65 is still moving.