Two dead in multiple semi truck pileup on I-20 in Texas

Westbound I-20 is shut down.

Two dead in multiple semi truck pileup on I-20 in Texas

Two people lost their lives early this morning in a major multi-vehicle crash in Harrison County, Texas.

Semi Slams Into Multiple Stopped Trucks

The crash happened around 3:30 a.m. in the westbound lanes of I-20 near mile marker 601.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a previous crash along I-20 had slowed traffic. Four westbound tractor trailers were stopped on the interstate for slowed traffic when a fifth truck failed to slow down and slammed into the stopped vehicles.

The driver and another person in the fifth truck were both pronounced dead at the scene. No other serious injuries were reported.

Cause Of Crash Remains Under Investigation

Transportation officials were forced to shut down westbound I-20 for clean up and investigation of the crash. Traffic is being rerouted onto Farm-to-Market Road 450 at mile marker 604. The interstate is not expected to reopen before noon.

It isn’t clear why the fifth truck did not stop. The crash remains under investigation.