The driver who was killed in an 18-wheeler crash in Smithville Thursday afternoon has been identified.
The driver of an 18-wheeler, identified as John Sherman Spradlin, 43, of Austin, was killed when his truck collided with another 18-wheeler and burst into flames. The other 18-wheeler rolled over but that driver was not seriously injured.
Officials are still investigating the crash.
Eastbound lanes of SH 71 at NE Eighth Street were temporarily closed.