Alert: Two killed in collision with semi-truck on I-35 in Austin’s North Loop

AUSTIN, TX — Two people died Monday night in a two-vehicle wreck involving a semi-truck on Interstate 35 in Austin’s North Loop area, according to KXAN.

Austin-Travis County EMS crews responded to the scene in the southbound lanes of North I-35 near 51st Street, shortly after 8:30 p.m.

Authorities arrived to find an SUV completely engulfed in flames after having collided with a semi-truck.

Two occupants in the SUV were pronounced deceased at the scene.

The driver of the semi was treated by EMS for non-life-threatening injuries. It is unclear whether or not they were taken to a hospital.

All southbound lanes of the interstate were shut down but reopened several hours later at 4:43 a.m.

Austin Police Department’s Vehicular Homicide Unit is working to determine the cause of the accident.

 

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