A truck driver was killed in Texas yesterday when his truck veered off of a bridge, crashed through a guardrail to the road below, and then hit an overpass pillar.
The crash happened around 9:30 a.m. in Amarillo.
Truck driver Arnold Delarosa, 48, was hauling truck tires east on the I-40 bridge about 5 miles west of Amarillo when he for some reason lost control of his vehicle.
The truck crashed through the bridge guardrail onto the road below and then hit a cement pillar under the overpass. The truck then caught fire, the burning tires sending up heavy plumes of black smoke.
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Delarosa was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.
Investigators are working to determine the cause of the fatal crash. Weather is not a suspected factor and no other vehicles were involved.
TxDOT says that westbound I-40 may be closed for months and that the bridge will likely need to be completely replaced.
— ABC 7 Amarillo (@ABC7Amarillo) February 27, 2017