October 29, 2019
The fire engine was on the scene blocking off lanes for an earlier wreck when the 18-wheeler struck the engine, a tow truck and a vehicle it was towing. Three firefighters were in the engine when the crash occurred and suffered what appear to be minor injuries. They were transported to Scott & White Hospital as a precaution.
Southbound I-35 was temporarily closed following the crash, but has since reopened. The fire engine suffered significant damage and was towed from the scene.
In addition, a large piece of debris from this crash landed on northbound I-35 and was struck by a separate 18-wheeler, which caused a small diesel leak on the roadway. A northbound lane was also temporarily closed to allow for cleanup of the spill.
Following the incident, the Temple Fire Department provided backup coverage in Belton.