On today’s date (10-13-18), at approximately 10:40am, the New Braunfels Police Department and New Braunfels Fire Department were called to the intersection of the southbound I-35 frontage road at Rueckle Road for reports of a major motor vehicle accident.
Officers arrived and found that a cement mixing truck that was traveling southbound on the frontage road had struck a blue Mercedes passenger car on the driver’s side door. The driver of the cement truck, a 38-year old male from New Braunfels, was uninjured in the crash. The driver of the Mercedes was critically injured and was flown by Airlife to the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) where he was later pronounced deceased. He has been identified as 83-year old Carroll Dean Shelton from New Braunfels. Next of kin has been notified.
A portion of the southbound I-35 frontage road was partially closed while the NBPD Traffic Unit conducted an accident scene reconstruction, and the investigation into the crash continues.