Truck driver dies after smashing through store – hundreds lose power, Texas cops say
An 18-wheeler smashed through an auto parts store in Texas, killing the driver and causing hundreds to lose power, police in Lufkin say.
The Lufkin Police Department received a call about a crash around 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, and arrived to find a big rig had plowed into the front of an Autozone and come out the other side, essentially cutting the building in half.
The town of Lufkin is roughly 120 miles northeast of Houston.
First responders found the driver dead inside the cab upon their arrival, and it took half an hour to remove his body.
Around 900 homes lost power due to the crash, according to police. Electricity was restored to most within about two hours.
The cause of the crash is under investigation.