Texas Bridge Collapses

Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson says one person was killed and other people were injured.

📅   Thu March 26, 2015 - National Edition
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Rescue workers respond to a partial bridge collapse involving an 18-wheerler truck on interstate I-35 in Salado, Central Texas on March 26, 2016. (@KWTX via Twitter)
Rescue workers respond to a partial bridge collapse involving an 18-wheerler truck on interstate I-35 in Salado, Central Texas on March 26, 2016. (@KWTX via Twitter)

SALADO, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a tractor-trailer has crashed into an overpass under construction along a major interstate in Central Texas, killing one person and halting traffic in both directions.

Department of Transportation spokeswoman Becky Ozuna says the truck hit a beam being used to build a bridge across Interstate 35 on Thursday morning in Salado (suh-LAY’-doh), about 40 miles north of Austin. She says several beams then toppled onto other vehicles.

Department of Public Safety spokesman Trooper D.L. Wilson says one person was killed and other people were injured, but he didn’t immediately have further details.