SEGUIN, Texas – A fiery five-vehicle crash on Interstate 10 in Seguin resulted in three fatalities and an hours-long road closure, according to the Seguin Police Department.
The crash happened Thursday afternoon on I-10 near the State Highway 123 Bypass.
Police said a semi-truck that was transporting a meat product was traveling down the interstate when it lost its load on the roadway.
The meat products caused the road to get slick. Another semi-truck heading the same way swerved to avoid a crash but slammed into a guardrail and another car.
Authorities said that car went up in flames from the impact and other vehicles were caught in the crash in a chain reaction, totaling five vehicles. The semi-truck that lost its load was not involved in the crash, according to officials.
Police said three people were killed in the crash, and further details are limited at this time.
The flames were extinguished, but the main eastbound lanes of I-10 will be closed for several more hours as the investigation continues.
Video from the Seguin Gazette shows firefighters spraying water on the shell of a tractor-trailer with thick black smoke billowing into the air. Part of the wreckage cascaded down from the elevated highway onto the intersection below.
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