AUSTIN, TX – According to KXAN, a fatal semi-truck crash shut down southbound I0-35 near 51st Street early this morning.
At around 1 a.m., the truck struck a guard rail on the upper deck of the highway. The truck’s cab fell onto the lower deck while the trailer remained on the upper deck.
The incident shut down both decks of the highway. The lower lanes reopened at around 8 a.m. Crews are still working to clear the scene and reopen the highway.
It is currently unclear what caused the crash. Police are still investigating and this story will be updated if new information is released.
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