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One man in life threatening condition following semi-truck involved accident near Downtown

Photo: Austin Fire Department

Austin-Travis County EMS, the Austin Police Department and Austin Fire Department responded to an accident involving a semi-truck and a passenger car early Sunday morning.

The accident happened at the start of the southbound lower deck of I-35 around 4 a.m. Sunday.

A passenger car was trapped underneath the 18-wheeler. The fire department had to lift the semi-truck off of the car to extract the patients.

The rescue involved all three agencies and took over 30 minutes.

One adult male was transported to the hospital with serious, life threatening injuries.

Two additional patients were transported with not life threatening injuries.

The southbound lower deck remained closed for several hours following the accident.

Police are investigating the crash.

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