September 17, 2013
Akram Zakkout, from Quebec, was traveling northbound on Interstate 87 with a load of watermelons when his cab began to fill with smoke. He pulled over and his tractor burst into flames. This is all that was left of his rig. Champlain, Mooers, Chazy and Rouses Point fire departments responded, and the northbound lane was closed for some time. The watermelons were a complete loss.