Kyle man, woman killed in fiery 18-wheeler crash in Caldwell County

CALDWELL COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — A man and woman from Kyle were killed when the 18-wheeler they were in struck a tree and caught on fire over the weekend.

The Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened around 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 16 on Farm to Market 2001 between State Highway 130 and County View Road just northwest of Lockhart.

The truck driver, Jesus Santana, 53, and his passenger, Maria Turrubiartes-De Santana, 44, were traveling southeast at an unsafe speed when they drove off the roadway and crashed into the tree, authorities say. The fire that occurred after the crash killed both. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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