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Driver of Semi Dies After Truck Careens Off Bridge

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Nick Slovikoski2 years ago

A semi-truck driver is dead after his truck went off a bridge and caught fire northwest of San Antonio early Tuesday morning.

About the San Antonio Trucking

According to the San Antonio Express-News, the truck was carry milk products along Interstate 10 around 3 am when the driver fell asleep behind the wheel. The truck veered off a bridge and into a ditch where the tanker’s fuel ignited, leading to a large explosion.

The 26-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene. His body was unrecognizable due to the fire.

Traffic was diverted while Hazmat crews cleared the scene.

Texas Auto Accident Statistics

  • TxDOT reported 417 fatal crashes involving an 18 wheeler in 2014.
  • They also report 108.82 crashes per 100 million vehicle miles on Texas Interstates.
  • The Fatality Rate on Texas roadways for 2014 was 1.42 deaths per hundred million vehicle miles traveled.
  • Single vehicle, run-off the road crashes resulted in 1,384 deaths in 2014. This was 39.16% of all motor vehicle traffic deaths in 2014.


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