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Trucker Arrested After Fatal 18-Wheeler Crash Along I-35 North in Kyle, Texas

Texas 18-Wheeler Accident Lawyer | Tow Truck Driver Killed I-35 Kyle, TX 18-Wheeler Crash

A tow truck driver died tragically yesterday morning when an 18-wheeler collided with his vehicle along Interstate 35 North in Kyle, Texas.

Law enforcement officers later arrested the semi-truck driver after he attempted to flee the scene of the fatal crash.

Tow Truck Driver Killed Upon Impact

The August 20th accident occurred shortly before 5:00 a.m., as the tow truck and a box truck were stopped on the right shoulder of I-35 North near mile marker 217. According to the Kyle Police Department, the 18-wheeler was heading north and slammed into both trucks.

The other two drivers were standing outside of their vehicles at the time. Sadly, the 22-year-old man operating the tow truck was killed on impact and pronounced dead at the scene.

The unidentified driver of the box truck was taken to a local hospital, where he received treatment for unspecified injuries. So far, authorities have not released any other information on his condition.

Trucker Charged with “Accident Involving Death”

The 18-wheeler driver, a resident of Laredo, Mexico, attempted to flee the scene. He was subsequently apprehended with the help of the Hays County Sheriff’s Office and charged with Accident Involving Death.

Under Section 550.021 of the Texas Penal Code, Accident Involving Personal Injury or Death, any driver involved in a crash that’s likely to result in injury or death must stop, determine whether anyone was hurt, and call 911 if needed.

Drivers who fail to stop face a second-degree felony when the crash results in a death or a third-degree felony in the case of serious injury. Charges can be levied against any driver involved in an accident, regardless of fault.

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