Teen Dies After

A seventeen year old man died this morning when he reportedly walked directly into the path of a semi on I-35 in New Braunfels, Texas.

The crash happened around 8:15 a.m. in the southbound lanes of I-35 near the Walmart Distribution Center.

According to a statement from the New Braunfels Police Department, the teen pulled his pickup  over on the median, exited the vehicle, and then “intentionally walked directly in front of the oncoming 18-wheeler.”

Rescue crews attempted to resuscitate the teen, but he died at the scene.

The 52 year old Indiana-based truck driver was not hurt. Police say that he will not be cited or charged.

The incident has caused serious traffic delays. I-35 southbound is closed and is expected to remain closed until sometime this afternoon.

Sources:
KXAN
My San Antonio

Ashley Neely has been a lead content creator and social media manager with CDLLife since 2015. Her passion? Helping the men and women in the trucking industry get the news they need and the respect that they deserve.