Truck driver struck by car in the fog on I-35 taken to local hospital

Published: Jan. 24, 2020 at 12:23 PM CST
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The driver of an 18-wheeler who was struck by a car early in an early-morning fog Thursday on Interstate 35 south of Salado as he tried to direct traffic around his damaged rig after an accident was taken to Scott & White Medical Center, the Department of Public Safety said Friday.

State troopers responded at around 2:30 a.m. to the accident on the southbound interstate about two miles south of Salado, the DPS said.

They determined that an 18-wheeler was partly blocking the inside lane of the highway after a minor crash when another 18-wheeler struck it.

The driver of the second 18-wheeler did not stop, the DPS said.

The 21-year-old driver of the first rig was outside of his truck and trying to divert traffic around the accident scene when a 2010 Toyota sedan driven by a 45-year-old Austin man struck him and the disabled 18-wheeler.

“The driver of the Toyota had impaired visibility due to heavy got in the area,” the DPS said in a press release.

No further details were released Friday.

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