One dead in multiple 18-wheeler accident

It happened at about 5:45pm Thursday evening five miles south of Pearsall on I-35. (SBG Photo)

A truck driver was killed in an accident involving three 18-wheelers Thursday. It happened at about 5:45pm five miles south of Pearsall on I-35 in Frio County.

Traffic had slowed on I-35 for debris in the roadway. Four tractor truck semi-trailers piled up in a rear end crash up as they tried to slow down.

One truck driver was pronounced dead at the scene. Three of the drivers were taken to area hospitals with non-life threatening injuries. Names of the drivers are being withheld pending next of kin notification.

I-35 northbound will remain shut down for an extended period of time while the accident is investigated. Northbound traffic is being diverted at exit 91 and being rerouted to highway 1583 onto the northbound access roads of I-35.

The Texas Department of Public Safety tells us the investigation is ongoing and all the contributing factors are not yet known.

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