TAYLOR, Texas (KXAN) — The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a deadly crash involving two 18-wheelers Wednesday morning.
DPS said Ramito Hernandez, 48, of San Marcos, was driving one of the 18-wheelers and died in the crash. The condition of the other driver is not known. DPS said it was notified of the crash on FM 1660 near FM 973 around 2 a.m.
DPS said one 18-wheeler with a flatbed trailer carrying large steel pipes was going eastbound on FM 1660. The other 18-wheeler was going northbound on FM 973. The first 18-wheeler hit the second one.
Eastbound 1660 is shut down from FM 973 to SH 95 early Wednesday while crews clean debris from one of the 18-wheelers and a fuel spill. Drivers are asked to avoid the area.
The intersection of FM 1660 and FM 973 has reopened, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.