VINTON, TX (11/22/2015) — A vehicle stuck on the shoulder of I-10 was struck by an 18-wheeler on Sunday, resulting in two fatalities.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS), two victims—who have not yet been identified—were killed when an 18-wheeler rear-ended their stalled vehicle along the shoulder of Interstate 10 in Vinton, Texas.
DPS reported that at around 12:49 p.m. on Sunday, two people pulled over onto the shoulder of I-10 and were standing outside their vehicle when an approaching 18-wheeler collided with the car. The trailer of the 18-wheeler struck both the vehicle and the two occupants, killing both.
El Paso police are currently investigating this fatal wreck. Authorities have not stated if the driver of the 18-wheeler will face criminal charges.
If the victim’s vehicle was on the shoulder, what caused the driver of the 18-wheeler to crash into it? Unfortunately, little has been reported about the accident at this time. We hope that more information is revealed after an official investigation has been completed. If you have any information regarding this tragic accident, please leave us a comment below.