Crash alert: 1 killed, 1 injured in wreck that shut down I-35 in north Austin

AUSTIN, TX – One person was killed and another was severely injured in a collision on Interstate 35 in north Austin Wednesday morning, police said.

According to CBS Austin, a pickup truck slammed into a semi-truck on I-35 north near 51st Street at about 2:45 a.m. The pickup went underneath the semi-truck, with two people in the pickup pinned inside the vehicle.

The passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, while the driver suffered life-threatening injuries and was transported to Dell Seton Medical Center.

I-35 was shut down for about six hours as the wreckage was being cleared, causing extensive traffic delays on the freeway during the morning commute.

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