The driver of an 18-wheeler is dead following a fiery crash late Thursday night.

The crash took place near Fair Oaks Ranch in far North Bexar County around 11 p.m.

Witnesses said the driver hit an embankment, striking a fire in the cab of the rig.

Crews closed part of the road to clear the scene early Friday morning.

Firefighters said the 18-wheeler was the only vehicle involved in the accident.