2 Truck Accidents on I-10 Tragically Kill a Houston Resident and Injure Several Others
Texas’s Interstate 10 lived up to its reputation as one of the state’s most dangerous highways yesterday, when two commercial truck crashes tragically killed one motorist and left several others injured.
Fiery I-10 Truck Accident Leaves 1 Dead in Orange County
Wednesday’s deadly I-10 truck crash occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m., near the Asher turn-around at mile-marker 885 in Orange County.
A dump truck heading west on I-10 drifted from its lane and collided with a Ford pickup driven by a 58-year-old Houston man. The dump truck then hit the median and flipped on its side before bursting into flames.
Paramedics rushed the Houston man to Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, where he was tragically pronounced dead.
Blown Tire Suspected in Deadly Orange County Truck Accident
The 48-year-old Port Arthur man driving the dump truck suffered extensive injuries and burns. He was airlifted to the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, but his current condition is unknown.
It’s not clear why the dump truck drifted out of its lane. According to the Texas Department of Transportation, a blown tire on the vehicle may have contributed to the crash.
The fatal Orange County truck accident remains under investigation.
18-Wheeler Sets Off Chain-Reaction Crash on I-10 East Near Luling
Less than three hours earlier, an 18-wheeler triggered a chain-reaction crash along I-10 east near Luling.
The pile-up occurred at mile-marker 626 and involved a second big rig, two passenger vehicles, and a motorhome towing a trailer.
“What had happened is one 18-wheeler didn’t get himself stopped and rear-ended causing a chain of wrecks,” said Kingsbury Volunteer Fire Chief Myron Boerger. “It looks like he hit about four vehicles.”
2 Hospitalized After Luling I-10 18-Wheeler Crash
Although the truck’s cab caught fire, people at the scene were able to free the driver. Paramedics used the jaws of life to pull at least one other person from their vehicle.
A Wal-Mart 18-wheeler ended up on the side of the highway with its side torn open. Another car sustained severe damage in the crash.
Medical helicopters transferred two injured motorists to San Antonio Military Medical Center and Seton Medical Center Hays. So far, authorities have declined to identify the crash victims or comment on the nature of their injuries.
The Luling 18-wheeler crash also remains under investigation.
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