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Three multi-vehicle crashes blocking traffic on southbound I-35 near MM 343

Posted at 3:21 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 18:00:43-04

Three multi-vehicle crashes are blocking traffic on southbound I-35 near mile marker 343.

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at approximately 2:40 p.m., Troopers responded to a crash involving 12 vehicles on IH 35 southbound near mile marker 343, north of Waco.

A Mercedes-Benz traveling on the inside lane hydroplaned and crashed into the concrete barrier, causing the Mercedes to become disabled in the roadway.

A Chevrolet Silverado observed the crash and turned on its flashers and stopped on the inside shoulder, according to DPS.

A Ford box truck struck the Chevrolet that was stopped and continued forward, crashing into a Ford truck.

Troopers say as traffic began to slow, other crashes started to occur.

Two drivers were transported to a local hospital to be treated for a possible injury.

No other injuries were reported.

The investigation is still ongoing.

Traffic is expected to be delayed for two hours.

Drivers are asked to use an alternate route.