DPS: 18-wheeler strikes tree, 2 dead in Caldwell Co

CBS Austin

The Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a fatal accident in Caldwell County Saturday afternoon.

Officials tell CBS Austin that an 18-wheeler was traveling on FM 2001, just north of SH 130, when it ran off the roadway, struck a tree, and burst into flames.

The driver and passenger are deceased, according to a spokesperson with DPS.

No other vehicle was involved.

The Caldwell County Office of Emergency Management posted that FM 2001 between the SH 130 frontage Road and County View Road were closed and to seek an alternate route. Authorities reported FM 2001 reopened around 10 p.m. Sunday night

This is a developing situation. We will update as we receive more info.

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