At least 2 deaths from I-35 explosion
Two people died, along with multiple injuries Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 35 under the Valley Mills Drive overpass after multiple crashes, according to Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton.
The interstate has been shut down in both directions from Highway 6 to McLane Stadium by Waco police.
One witness said one tractor-trailer struck two passenger vehicles and was pushed into another tractor trailer. It was reported that two other 18-wheelers were also involved. According to witness Mark McDaniel, who was working nearby, the collision sounded like two trains hitting head-on.
Two people escaped one of the passenger vehicles, while one man was on fire trying to escape the truck.