A fiery crash on Highway 1 in Saint John closed part the road Saturday morning.

The eastbound lane at the Crown Street exit had to be shut down just before 6 a.m. after a pick up truck crashed and burst into flames.

Fire crews responded. The 30-year-old driver of the truck was taken to hospital.

He's in serious but stable condition.

Crews are continuing to remove the wreckage but traffic is passing through in both directions.