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Driver dead after semi overturns on I-35

MCLENNAN COUNTY, TX (KXXV) -

An 18-wheeler overturned just after 6 a.m. Thursday morning, on I-35 near West, and DPS Officials say they have found a burned body and have confirmed that it is the driver of the 18-wheeler.

According to DPS Officials, the ruptured saddle tanks caught the cab of the 18-wheeler on fire. The semi overturned in the northbound lanes of I-35, near mile marker 355.

DPS says the truck was driving and began weaving in the road. The truck then drove into a concrete barrier and landed in a ditch.

The cab was completely destroyed by the fire and the trailer was severely damaged.  Officials say the 48-year-old driver died as a result of the accident, but they have not been able to identify who it is.

The semi was carrying avocados and caused a mess near the highway. The left lane on the northbound side of I-35 is the only lane open and traffic is moving slowly. DPS says the clean up should be done sometime in the afternoon.

We will bring you more information as it becomes available.

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