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One Dead, Another Injured in Two 18-Wheeler Accidents

Jonathan Hernandez10 months ago

Two separate 18-wheeler accidents blocked Interstate 35 and resulted in one fatality.

Details about the Accidents Involving the 18-Wheelers

KWTX News is reporting that two separate 18-wheeler accidents resulted in at least one fatality and had traffic on Interstate 35 blocked near Troy and Salado. Traffic in both directions on the interstate was being diverted off the main lanes and onto the access roads.

The first accident happened at Salado at about 1:30 a.m. and involved two semi-trailers and another small vehicle, according to the Department of Public Safety.

The other accident happed just about an hour after the first accident at Troy and involved an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck.

An official from the Department of Public Safety confirmed that the driver of the pickup truck was killed in the accident that happened at Troy.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Temple for treatment for injuries sustained in the accident.

According to a trooper that was helping to investigate the accident at Troy, both the 18-wheeler and the pickup truck were heading south at the time of the accident, but the trooper did not release any further details about the accident.

At this point, details regarding the accident at Salado have not been released, and the conditions of the people involved in that accident are currently unknown.

Important Information about Large Trucking Accidents

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA):

  • In 2013, there were a total of 3,964 people that were killed in accidents involving large trucks, and another 95,000 people injured.
  • There were an estimated 342,000 large trucks involved in police reported accidents in the United States in 2013.
  • There was a 9 percent decrease in the number of people in other vehicles that were injured in accidents involving large trucks from 2012-2013. 

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