Sgt. Phillip Taylor, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, sent out this notice this afternoon:
The Hays County Sheriff’s Office is currently assisting the Texas Department of Public Safety with a confirmed fatality accident investigation on Highway 21 at Farm to Market Road 2720. The accident involves an commercial 18 wheeler vehicle and multiple passenger vehicles. At the time of the report to HCSO a vehicle was reported to be on fire, however the fire has been extinguished by the responding fire department. Highway 21 is currently closed and traffic is being diverted at this time and the length of this closure is currently unknown. Hays County SO is currently assisting with traffic control and scene security as the investigation into the cause and other factors will be conducted by Texas DPS. All further inquiries into this accident need to be forwarded to the Texas Department of Public Safety.