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1 dead, 2 injured after 18-wheeler crashes into wreck scene on I-45

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1 dead, 2 injured after 18-wheeler crashes into wreck scene on I-45
A deadly crash in Texas claimed the life of one person and left two firefighters injured.

CENTERVILLE, Texas — A deadly crash in Texas claimed the life of one person and left two firefighters injured.

KBTX reports that emergency crews were responding to a crash involving a car and pickup truck on the afternoon of June 6 along Interstate 45.

Soon after, a tractor-trailer crashed into the car and truck on the northbound lanes of I-45, causing the 18-wheeler to overturn on top of the car and hitting two volunteer firefighters with the Centerville Fire Department.

The driver of the car, Jocelyn Ortega, 27, of Dallas, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Colton Adams, 21, one of the firefighters, was airlifted to a hospital in Temple Texas with serious injuries. The other firefighter, Clint Franklin, 46, was also taken by air ambulance to the hospital but was later treated and released.

Adams’ foot would later be amputated, according to a post on the Centerville Volunteer Fire Department Facebook page.

“Firefighter Colton Adams had another surgery this morning to clean and evaluate his amputated foot,” the post stated. “The team of physicians determined his heel was not viable and significant damage was present to the calf. As a result, a beneath the knee amputation was performed. The surgery was deemed successful and he is in stable condition.”
The Texas Department of Public Safety is currently investigating the pair of crashes.
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