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Temple police identify 2 deceased victims from Highway 36 collision

The accident killed 2 and seriously injured 1 after an oversized load fell off of a trailer
Posted at 8:24 PM, Apr 27, 2024


TEMPLE, Texas — The Temple Police Department have identified the two deceased victims as 22-year-old Abigail Boatwright and 17-year-old Evan Boatwright of Gatesville, Texas.

They said the driver is in stable condition.


TEMPLE, Texas — The Temple Police Department said the debris from Highway 36 near Highway 317 and is now reopen for normal traffic flow.


TEMPLE, Texas — Bell County Emergency Management says the efforts to clear Saturday's accident will continue into Monday.


Officials say it will cause "significant traffic" in the area of Highway 36 near Highway 317. Detours are planned so crews can continue to clean up the crash scene.



TEMPLE, Texas — Temple police confirmed that two people died and one was seriously injured after an oversize load came off its trailer Saturday.

Temple Fire and Rescue responded to the crash around 11 a.m. on State Highway 36, west of Highway 317.

Crews found the oversized load pinning a vehicle beneath. The load being hauled by the transport fleet was 350,000 lbs. It took four hours to extract one victim, who was flown to the ER with life threatening injuries.

Officials say the cause of the accident is still under investigation. The road remains closed at this time.