Person killed after 18-wheeler crashes into tree in Falls County identified

Posted at 6:39 PM, Jul 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-25 16:39:58-04

The man killed in an 18-wheeler crash Tuesday has been identified. 

According to Falls County officials, around 4:30 p.m. the crash happened over the Highway 7 bridge near the Brazos River.

DPS said that the semi-truck suffered a tire blowout, causing the truck to leave the roadway and hit a tree. The driver was identified as 57-year-old Troy Farris, from Belton. 

As crews were working to remove the 18-wheeler, it caught on fire. The road was not cleared until 9:45 p.m.

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