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Two dead after oversized load falls off trailer, pinning vehicle underneath

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Texas police are investigating a double fatality accident involving an oversized load that occurred in Temple over the weekend.

Authorities responded at 11:20 a.m. on April 27 to a crash on State Highway 36, west of Highway 317, in Temple, Texas.

According to Temple Fire & Rescue, “crews found an oversized load had come off of its trailer, pinning a vehicle beneath. The load being hauled by the transport fleet was approximately 350,000 lbs.”

Three people were inside the pinned vehicle. Two of those people were killed. A third person was airlifted for treatment of life-threatening injuries.

Firefighters say that it took four hours to extricate the driver from the pinned vehicle.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Temple Police Department at 254-298-5500.

Responding agencies include the Georgetown Fire Department Special Operations Team, Killeen Fire Department Special Operations Team, Belton Fire Department, Temple Police Department, TX DPS, TX DOT, PHI Air Medical, Baylor Scott & White Surgical Staff, Temple EMS, Temple Towing, Wards Towing, and Grones Environmental.

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