One killed as truck crashes at Cefco store


Waco police have confirmed one person has been killed in a fiery crash of an 18-wheeler at a Waco convenience store.

Police were called at 1:40 a.m. Thursday about a truck tractor rig crashing into a sign and pumps at the CEFCO store at 18th Street and I-35.

The truck caught fire but initial reports indicate the store itself was not involved.

First responders reported the truck fully engulfed when they arrived.

The fire department written report indicated the tractor portion of the rig had heavy damage from its impact with a metal light post, sign and large pipes holding another CEFCO sign

The driver of the truck was reported trapped inside the vehicle and was killed.

There were no early reports of other injuries.

The 17th and 18th street exit was closed as were some other streets behind the store.

They remained closed until about 7:45 but the access road intersection was still closed for cleanup.

Grones Hazmat contractor was on the scene assisting with the cleanup with water runoff from fighting the fire blocked by a dam put up to reduce the amount of water running into a nearby storm drain.

Damaged sign poles were being removed Thursday morning.

Police say the driver had not been identified as of Thursday morning.

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