accident

The scene of a fiery crash involving two tractor-trailers and six passenger vehicles Sunday afternoon on Interstate 35 north of Nugent Avenue in Temple.

A fiery crash about 1:40 p.m. Sunday north of Nugent Avenue in Temple involving two tractor-trailers and six passenger vehicles closed all northbound and southbound lanes of Interstate 35 for several hours.

Two truck drivers were taken to Baylor Scott & White Medical Center-Temple with what were believed to be nonlife-threatening injuries, said Thomas Pechal, spokesman for Temple Fire and Rescue. The 12 other people involved in the crash were not transported, he said. One of the trucks, carrying non-hazardous materials, struck the concrete border of an exit ramp, and caught fire after impact, he said. Firefighters attacked the blaze, but the tractor-trailer was virtually destroyed.

Tags

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.