Truck accident in Salado injures three, kills one
Around 11 am today, a tractor trailer driving along I-35 in Salado struck a beam on the FM 2484 bridge, causing several beams to become loose and the bridge to collapse. According to reports from the Texas Department of Public Safety, at least two pickup trucks and three semi trucks were damaged in the accident.
Sadly, the driver of a pickup truck that was under the bridge when it collapsed died from his injuries. Three other victims were taken to nearby Scott & White Hospital to receive treatment, though the extent of their injuries has not been reported.
According to a spokesperson from the Texas Department of Transportation, the likely cause of the truck accident is that either the truck or the trailer it was pulling was too tall to safely pass under the bridge.
We will continue to monitor this situation and update with any new information.