Police are investigating a fatal truck accident on Interstate 35 between Jarrell and Georgetown, about 35 miles north of Austin. The crash left at least one person dead.
According to KXAN, the fatal collision occurred when two commercial trucks collided on southbound I-35 around 5:40 am.
Police say the crash occurred near mile marker 270 and that at least one of the commercial trucks was an 18-wheeler. The cause of the collision was not immediately available.
Traffic was diverted from the scene at the southbound exit of I-35 to Ronald Regan Boulevard until about 11:40 am.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that 4,951 people were killed in accidents involving large trucks and 18-wheelers in the United States in 2018. This marked a 1-percent increase over 2017.
Of those killed, 71 percent were occupants of passenger vehicles, 18 percent were occupants of large trucks and 18-wheelers, 11 percent were pedestrians and bicyclists.
More than three-quarters of fatal 19-wheeler accidents occurred on weekdays.
Texas led the country in trucking accident deaths with 664 fatalities recorded. Texas was followed by California with 352 deaths and Florida with 321 deaths.
Another 151,000 people were injured in 18-wheeler and truck accidents in 2018.
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