Austin police are working to clear a wreck involving two 18-wheelers in South Austin. Police say it may take several hours to clear up in the area of the 6500 block of southbound I-35.
Police say a semi was stalled in the area when a second semi ran into the back of it.
Austin/Travis County EMS reports a man in his 40s was pinned in and had to be rescued.
He's been taken to UMC Brackenridge with life-threatening injuries.
Police are working to reopen the area but they say it could take several hours.
Drivers should consider an alternate route for your commute this morning.
#ATXtraffic It may take several hours to clear up 6500 Blk S IH35 after 2 18-wheelers crashed. Look for alternate routes please. WC5— Austin Police Dept (@Austin_Police) March 16, 2015
Semi v Semi Pin-in collision @ 6500 S IH35 SB: http://t.co/quwjLdR71g Credit: Commander Raul Hernandez, ATCEMS— ATCEMS (@ATCEMS) March 16, 2015