18-wheeler causes fatal accident on I-10

Firefighters battle the blaze that resulted after an 18-wheeler ran into vehicles that were stopped on Interstate 10 for an earlier incident on Aug. 20. Photo Courtesy of Schulenburg VFD
One fairly routine incident on Interstate 10 led to a fiery crash that cost three people their lives on Tuesday, Aug. 20. The Schulenburg Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call of an 18-wheeler on fire near the westbound 677 mile marker (about three miles east of Schulenburg) around 7:24 p.m. The driver stated a tire blew out on the rear trailer axle, starting the fire, according to a…

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