Texas State Troopers are investigating a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler that occurred on Interstate 45 near Fairfield, Texas.
According to KWTX, the fatal crash occurred Saturday when a Volvo tractor-trailer lost control on Interstate 45 and crashed into a Ford Explorer. Police say the icy roads played a role in the deadly collision
The driver of the Explorer, identified as 21-year-old Claudio Romero of Ennis, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured.
DPS is asking that drivers take extra precautions and avoid driving at high speed on potentially icy roadways.
The accident remains under investigation.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), in 2016:
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