A driver suffered major injuries in a crash west of Cottonwood overnight that started a vegetation fire. Shortly after 2AM a black van crashed off of Highway 36 west of Bowman Road. The van became fully engulfed in flames and fire spread into the trees and burned about an acre. With the eastbound lane blocked, traffic control was in place for a couple of hours, and is in effect again at this hour as the vehicle is being recovered. The driver was transported to Saint Elizabeth Hospital with major injuries.