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Truck driver killed in crash involving multiple 18-wheelers on I-20 in Putnam

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PUTNAM, Texas - PUTNAM, Texas -- A truck driver was killed Friday when his 18-wheeler slammed into the rear of a second semi that had slowed for a third semi parked on the shoulder of Interstate 20 in Putnam.

The accident occurred about 9 a.m. No other injuries were reported.

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash.

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According to DPS, a truck tractor/semitrailer was parked on the north shoulder of westbound I-20.

A second semi was traveling west on I-20, "slowed as it was approaching and passing the parked (semi), and was rear ended by a third (semi)," DPS spokesman Fred Biddle said in a news release.

The driver of the third semi was killed, Biddle said.

KTXS will provide additional details when they become available.

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