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January 21st, 2008
Man killed on interstate after hitting 18-wheeler

A San Marcos area man was killed early Monday, January 21, when his southbound pickup truck crashed into the trailer of an 18-wheeler parked on the shoulder of I-35 near the 207 mile marker.

Jason Schnautz, 33, was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Margie Hernandez. Judge Hernandez has ordered an autopsy.

San Marcos Police responded to a report of a major accident at 1:09 a.m. Tuesday. They found that a 2004 white Dodge pickup had crashed into the back of a trailer of an 18-wheeler parked on the shoulder of the highway.

Schnautz was the only occupant of the vehicle. No other injuries were reported.

Members of the San Marcos Police Department Collision Investigation Team responded to the scene and are continuing their investigation into the wreck.


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