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SUTTON, Texas — Two people were killed in a fiery 18-wheeler crash early Tuesday morning, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Sergeant Justin Baker, based on preliminary crash investigation, a 2009 Volvo truck-tractor towing a trailer was traveling westbound on Interstate 10, just six miles west of Sonora, Texas, when it struck the towed trailer of a 1997 Peterbilt truck-tractor.

The crash occurred around 1:28 a.m., according to Baker, and resulted in both 18-wheelers engulfing in flames.

The driver of the Volvo truck tractor was identified as 49-year-old Servilio Placeres Gonzalez of Houston, Texas, and the driver of the Peterbilt was identified as 72-year-old Luis A. Sanchez of Sugar Land, Texas.

Both were pronounced deceased at the scene by Sutton County Justice of the Peace Joseph Harris.

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