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Southbound I-35 reopens after fatal early morning crash


An early morning crash killed one person and snarled traffic on southbound Interstate 35 on Wednesday in San Marcos.

According to police, a tractor-trailer struck road debris that disabled the trailer’s air brakes, causing the vehicle to stop in the right southbound lane of IH-35 on the McCarty lane overpass at around 2 a.m.

A black Lexus, driven southbound by 30-year-old Eric Edwin of Cibolo, collided with the trailer and sent debris into the other lanes, shutting down the interstate. A passenger in the front of the sedan, 45-year-old Donald Eugene Wilson of San Marcos, died at the scene of the crash. Edwin was transported by San Marcos-Hays County EMS to St. David’s South Austin and is expected to recover.

The driver of the tractor-trailer was not injured. The trailer was loaded with bottled water.

Crews were able to clear the blocked lanes and open the interstate by 7:30 a.m.

San Marcos Police Collision Investigation Team officers continue their investigation and were assisted by Texas DPS Commercial Motor Vehicle Enforcement troopers and officers from Kyle Police Department Collision Team.