An Isuzu flatbed truck was traveling westbound on the inside lanes of Interstate 10 when the accident occurred. Shortly after noon, the flatbed truck was hit by an 18-wheeler from behind, causing the Kenworth semi to crash over the center concrete divider.
The Beaumont Enterprise reports that the Kenworth semi crashed head-on with a pickup truck traveling in the eastbound lanes. The driver and a passenger inside the pickup truck died at the scene of the crash. The driver of the Kenworth was hospitalized with serious injuries, and the flatbed driver was treated at the scene.
Officials say it is still an active crash scene, reports the Beaumont Enterprise. The collision occurred around miler marker 858 near the bridge into Beaumont.
The following information is provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):