Traffic is backed up at the I-35 exit near Wells Branch after a fatal car-semi-truck crash.

Police said a car rear-ended an 18-wheeler.

WELLS BRANCH, Texas – A crash involving a car and a semi truck is causing traffic on Interstate 35 near Wells Branch Friday morning.

Around 5:45 a.m. Friday, KVUE’s Hannah Rucker It has been reported That section of I-35 at exits 247-248 near the Wells Branch was closed due to the crash. rocker It has been reported At around 6:15 in the morning, the traffic had gone up to Tech Ridge Blvd. From 8 amA large portion of northbound I-35 remained closed starting at Exit 248 and extending back five miles.

Police confirmed the crash happened around 4:55 a.m. An 18-wheeler driver felt a bump in the rear end of his truck but continued driving. He finally stopped and saw a car smashed into the back of his truck.

The police confirmed that the driver of the car was driving at a high speed. An adult male was pronounced dead at 5:15 a.m. The driver of the 18-wheeler has not been charged.

Police said there was confusion over jurisdiction because the semi truck was stopped in Travis County, but the crash happened in Austin. Austin Police Department Vehicular Homicide Unit He went to the accident site just after 7 am

Police said motorists should expect closures in the area until around 9am or 10am

No further information is available at this time.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.



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