Reckless driver blamed for collisions and lane closures on I-35 in Temple

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Published: Jan. 26, 2023 at 7:31 PM CST
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TEMPLE, Texas (KWTX) - The Temple Police Department is investigating a series of collisions on I-35 blamed on a “reckless driver.”

At about 7 p.m. Thursday evening, police were asking drivers to stay away from Exit 304 on I-35 South. “A driver, who is now in police custody, was driving recklessly and hit multiple drivers on the interstate,” police said in a Facebook post.

The driver reportedly wrecked their vehicle on the shoulder between I-35 and S. General Bruce Drive. The investigation resulted in multiple lanes closures that lasted nearly an hour.

“Multiple vehicles were hit by the suspect, but most were not injured,” police said, “One driver received non-life-threatening injuries.”

All lanes on I-35 were reopened at about 8 p.m.

Anyone with information should contact the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500 or the Bell County Crime Stoppers at 254-526- 8477.