Authorities in Austin responded to the scene of a fatal trucking accident on Northbound Interstate 35 near 51st Street early Wednesday morning. The crash resulted in lane closures along the interstate.
According to KXAN, the fatal crash occurred around 2:45 am when a pickup collided with a semi-truck. The pickup became pinned underneath the large truck.
The driver of the pickup was rushed from the scene to a nearby hospital with life-threatening injuries. The passenger of the pickup was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash caused closures on Northbound I-35 which remained in place until roughly 8:30 am. Two other semi-trucks were involved in a crash just south of the initial crash as traffic was slowing.
The fatal crash and the second truck accident remain under investigation.
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