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Southbound I-35 reopens after man killed in crash involving 18-wheeler, Austin police say

The southbound lanes were shut down at William Cannon Drive for hours, but have since reopened.

Author: Rebecca Flores; Published: 5:36 AM CDT October 1, 2019, Updated: 7:39 AM CDT October 1, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas — Southbound Interstate 35 lanes have reopened after a deadly crash involving an 18-wheeler Tuesday morning.

According to the Austin-Travis County EMS, the crash involved a vehicle and an 18-wheeler. A man was killed in the crash and was pronounced dead at the scene, ATCEMS said.

The Austin Police Department told KVUE a man pulled over on the interstate because his car was stalling. The driver of the 18-wheeler didn't see him and slammed into his vehicle, killing the man, police said.

The southbound lanes were shut down at William Cannon Drive and traffic was detoured to the frontage road starting at around 3:30 a.m. All roads were shut down from Stassney to Slaughter Lane. By around 7:30 a.m., all lanes reopened. Officials said it would take some moments for residual traffic to clear.

The Austin Fire Department has been on the scene cleaning up the area because there was a fuel spill as a result of the crash.

Megan Webb