Driver Killed in Garbage Truck Accident at I-35 in Austin, TX

September 6, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-35, Austin, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Austin Police
Vehicles Involved
Garbage Truck, Passenger Sedan
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Passenger sedan was struck by a sedan, pushing it into another truck

What Happened

Austin Police are investigating a crash that killed a driver at I-35 in Austin, TX on September 6th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 6:16 a.m. According to investigators, a passenger sedan was struck by a garbage compactor truck under unclear circumstances. The impact pushed the sedan into a second garbage truck and the driver of the sedan died at the scene. Both garbage truck drivers were hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. Additional information was not immediately available.

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