Officials have confirmed that one person was killed in a fiery trucking accident near Corpus Christi Friday afternoon.
According to KRIS-TV, the accident occurred when the 18-wheeler overcorrected after drifting to the right shoulder of the road. The tractor-trailer then veered into the center median before going off the roadway and down an embankment.
Emergency crews arrived to the scene and were able to extinguish the flames; however, the driver was killed in the crash.
All northbound lanes remained open, but responders closed all southbound lanes except for one. The incident remains under investigation.
The following information was provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):