Rusty Garrett here with the weekend outlook: Showers and thunderstorms are likely both days. Heavy rainfall and at least some risk of strong to severe storms will be present.
MCNARY (November 29, 2013) Two people died on Thanksgiving Day when the driver of a box truck swerved to try to avoid spilled from an overturned 18-wheeler and the truck plunged over a bridge and burst into flames on Interstate 10 in West Texas.
The crash happened early Thursday at a bridge on Interstate 10 eastbound near McNary.
Hudspeth County sheriff's spokesman Rusty Fleming said cattle overturned, allowing cattle to roam the highway.
Then, as the box truck crested a nearby hill, the driver of the tried to swerve to avoid the cattle and lost control of the truck, which went over the side of a bridge, crashing in flames and killing both people inside.
The dead haven't been identified.
Some cattle from the overturned truck also died.
McNary is 55 miles southeast of El Paso.