Around 1:15 a.m., officers received calls of a reckless sedan driver traveling Westbound on I-10 in the Eastbound lanes. On the way there, the call was upgraded to a major accident.
Upon arriving, deputies saw that the sedan had collided head-on with an 18-wheeler, causing the sedan to burst into flames and the truck to jackknife the roadway. Another 18-wheeler had then struck the cab of the first truck. According to investigators, the people in the second 18-wheeler were not seriously injured; however, both drivers of the sedan and the first truck were pronounced dead at the scene.
Medical examiners identified one of the victims as Hector Segura, 54, and the other as Olga Casas, 57. An investigation is underway to determine if alcohol was involved.
Information below compiled by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):
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