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Semi Truck Tire Blowout Blamed For Fatal Crash In Texas


Investigators in Texas say that a truck tire blowout caused a crash that killed an El Paso motorist on I-20 on Sunday.

Tire Blowout Causes Jackknife, Crash Into Oncoming Traffic

The crash took place just after 1 p.m. in Callahan County.

Police say that Kimberly Belinda Carrillo, 46, was driving a BMW east on I-20 near mile marker 314 when the fatal crash occurred.

A westbound semi driven by a 42 year old man from Georgia underwent a tire blowout, causing the truck to jackknife and to crash through a cable barrier into the eastbound lanes of I-20.

The semi struck Carrillo’s BMW and then came to a stop. The BMW came to rest in a bar ditch.

Emergency responders performed CPR on Carillo and transported her to the hospital for treatment of serious injuries. She later died in the hospital.

The truck driver wasn’t hurt in the crash.

The crash is still under investigation.



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