NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas -- The driver of an 18-wheeler was killed in a fiery crash on Interstate 35 in New Braunfels.
New Braunfels police were called to an accident involving a Fed Ex truck on Interstate 35 near Loop 337 around 2:00 a.m. Tuesday. While en route to that accident, the officers came across a 2000 Freightliner tractor trailer towing a box trailer that was partially engulfed in flames. The driver, 51-year-old Damian Antonio Lopez of San Antonio, was killed in the crash. Police say a preliminary investigation shows Lopez lost control of the tractor trailer, possibly due to hydroplaning, then jackknifed, and crashed into the center concrete barrier and bursts into flames.
Officials say the retaining wall hit by the big rig has major damage.
Police in Schertz are investigating the accident involving the Fed Ex truck. In that accident, a truck tractor carrying double trailers rolled over.CLICK HERE
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