News: Truck driver killed in crash after cab falls from upper deck

AUSTIN, TX – A truck driver was killed during an accident on I-35 early this morning that caused the cab of the truck to separate from the body and fall from the upper deck, according to KXAN.

This is an update to our earlier post.

Austin Police report that the crash happened in the 4300 block of I-35, near E 51st Street at about 1 a.m., when the driver of a semi-truck crashed into a guardrail. The impact caused the body of the truck and the cab to separate, and sent the cab a short distance below, to the lower deck.

The driver, who has yet to be publicly identified, died at the scene.

The collision resulted in fuel being spilled across the highway, creating a hazmat situation that forced the closure of both the upper and lower decks until about noon.

Authorities continue to investigate the crash.

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