A truck driver was killed early this morning when his truck crashed at a Texas convenience store and then caught fire.
The incident happened in Waco, Texas, around 1:45 a.m. on Thursday, April 4, according to a news release from the Waco Police Department.
Authorities believe that a semi truck hauling flat screen televisions north on I-35 left the roadway and drove through a median before crashing into a traffic light, and a sign pole at the CEFCO gas station store located at 18th Street and I-35. The truck came to a stop near the fuel pumps after the crash.
The driver of an 18-wheeler that was carrying flat screen TVs died after leaving I-35 and crashing into a Cefco sign off I35 and 18th Street. The truck burst into flames, killing the driver. pic.twitter.com/3l7hAcAIbB
— Kristin Hoppa (@WacoTribHoppa) April 4, 2019
By the time that police arrived on the scene, the semi truck was fully engulfed in flames.
After firefighters had extinguished the fire, they found the body of the truck driver inside the cab of the truck. It took crews hours to extract the body from the cab of the truck.
No other injuries were reported.
The identity of the truck driver has not yet been released.
A nearby motel was evacuated because of the fire.
The cause of the fatal crash remains under investigation.