One person is dead and two others are injured as a result of a multi-vehicle crash involving an 18-wheeler in Round Rock on Tuesday.
According to KXAN, the fatal collision involving three vehicles in the southbound lanes of Interstate 35 near State Highway 45 around 5:15 am.
The cause of the accident is unclear, and the identities of those involved were not available.
Police did say the southbound lanes of the interstate were closed as crews worked the scene. Lanes began reopening around 9:45 am.
Anyone with information on the crash should contact Round Rock PD at 512-218-5500.
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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