Driver killed in collision on I-35 near Hillsboro was ejected from car: DPS

Texas DPS is investigating a deadly wreck on I-35 in Hillsboro.
Texas DPS is investigating a deadly wreck on I-35 in Hillsboro.(Photo obtained by KWTX)
Published: Oct. 20, 2022 at 7:32 PM CDT
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HILLSBORO, Texas (KWTX) - The Texas Department of Public Safety on Friday said the driver killed in a wreck on I-35 was ejected from the vehicle.

The chain-collision wreck was reported on the northbound lanes of Interstate 35 shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 20 and snarled traffic for hours just north of Hillsboro in Hill County.

DPS said the driver of a Hyundai Elantra was traveling north and crashed into the back right of a Freightliner tractor trailer, causing the Hyundai to spin and strike a Volvo.

The driver of the Hyundai was thrown out of the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

DPS said the collision remains under investigation. The name of the driver was not released.

“One of the safest choices drivers and passengers can make when inside a vehicle is to buckle up. Wearing your seat belt can reduce the risk of injury or death when involved in a crash,” DPS said.

Deadly wreck on I-35 north of Hillsboro, Texas.
Deadly wreck on I-35 north of Hillsboro, Texas.(Photo obtained by KWTX)

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