Driver Killed in Semi-Truck Crash Near Baird


BAIRD— A truck driver was killed in a fatal crash on Interstate 20 just east of Abilene Tuesday.

According to reports, Tuesday afternoon, the driver of an 18-wheeler was killed after crashing off Interstate 20 near mile marker 310 around 1:00 p.m. Law enforcement believed the driver either had a medical issue for fell asleep before crossing the interstate and the frontage road then driving through a ditch and coming to a rest through some trees.

Upon making impact off the road, a pipe went through the cab of the semi-truck and investigators had no indication the truck’s brakes were applied in the crash. Also, the crashed truck was the only vehicle involved.

The identity of the driver has not been released.

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