CALDWELL COUNTY, Texas (KXAN) — Two people were killed when four 18-wheelers and a car crashed and burst into flames on Interstate 10 in Caldwell County near Luling, said the Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management.
It happened at about 2:45 a.m. Saturday morning on the interstate between US Highway 183 and State Highway 90. Officials said the crash was so severe and left so much debris and damage that the westbound lanes of the interstate were shut down all day. As of 8:50 p.m. Saturday, the roadway was still closed. All four of the 18-wheelers burned to the ground and the road surfaced needed to be restored.
It happened on a section of bridge, which prompted a safety inspection by TxDOT. Engineers said the structure was still safe.
Westbound drivers on I-10 were being diverted to US 183 and SH 90.
An official with Caldwell County OEM said that there was a fog advisory in effect from the National Weather Service at the time of the crash, and fog may have played a roll in it. He said two bodies were found at the scene and one person was taken to the hospital with serious injuries.