One person was killed Thursday morning after an 18-wheeler had a tire blowout on Interstate 10 in Sequin and crashed.
According to KSAT, the accident happened around 7:00 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of I-10 near FM 725.
One of the 18-wheeler’s tires blew out, causing the driver to lose control of the vehicle. The vehicle then went off a bridge, slid down a slope, and burst into flames.
A passenger in the 18-wheeler was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was rushed to a San Antonio hospital. The condition of the driver is unknown.
Both the eastbound and westbound lanes of Interstate 10 were closed near the crash site as police and firefighters investigated the scene. The lanes have since been re-opened.
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):
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