18-wheeler crashes into car, killing man on I-35

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A semi-truck hit a car on I-35 overnight Tuesday, killing a man. Both the car and 18-wheeler had extensive damage and appeared to show the semi-truck hit the car from behind.

According to the Austin Fire Department, the crash happened on southbound I-35 about a half-mile south of William Cannon Drive in south Austin.

That shut down the southbound lanes and drivers were detoured onto the frontage road. The interstate was still shutdown for more than five hours as crews work to clean up the oil and fuel spill. It reopened around 7:15 a.m.

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