SCHERTZ, Texas -- Two men are dead following a fiery crash involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck.
Police received a call about a reckless driver in a pickup truck on Interstate 35 South around 3:20 a.m. Tuesday. About a minute later, they received another call saying the same pickup had slammed into an 18-wheeler at a rest stop along the Interstate 35 South access road, just south of Schwab Road near Exit 177. Both the pickup truck and the 18-wheeler caught fire.CLICK HERE to view Slideshow
Two men inside the pickup truck were killed. Their identities have not been released. Based on the license plate on the truck, police believe the two men may be from Austin.
The person who called 911 described the pickup as being all over the road just before the crash. Officials at the scene estimated the pickup truck was traveling about 60 miles an hour when it hit the 18-wheeler. Investigators are now looking into whether or not alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.
The driver of the 18-wheeler was not hurt.