UPDATE: 18 wheeler driver airlifted to hospital after crash on I35

Earlier this morning, multiple agencies responded to a major accident involving an 18 wheeler along northbound I35 just north of Abbott.

Upon arrival, units found an 18 wheeler had struck an electric TxDOT sign and spilled its load. The driver was trapped inside the wreckage.

After extrication, the occupant was airlifted by CareFlite to Hillcrest Hospital in Waco. DPS did not elaborate on the severity of injuries, but did indicate the driver was airlifted to a “possible injury.”

TxDOT removed the sign in case their was any damage, since it hangs over the highway.