AUSTIN (KXAN) — At least two people are dead and two others hurt after a crash involving three vehicles on Interstate 35 in downtown Austin Tuesday morning. The crash previously shut down the southbound lanes for nearly five hours.
Austin-Travis County EMS said the crash involving a large truck and a smaller vehicle happened near 100 N. I-35 southbound at around 8:18 a.m.
The Texas Department of Transportation said at 8:49 a.m. all southbound lanes of I-35 at Sixth Street were closed because of the crash. Traffic was being detoured to the frontage road at exit 234B, but several hours later at 1:40 p.m., Austin Police said the lanes had reopened.
ATCEMS reported two adults were pronounced dead at the scene.
The agency also rescued the driver of the large truck who was trapped; they were taken to a hospital with potentially serious injuries. A fourth patient was evaluated and taken to the hospital with minor injuries, according to ATCEMS.