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Father-son driving team killed after semi crash in Bowie County

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BOWIE CO., TX (KSLA) -

Troopers with the Texas Department of Public Safety have identified the two drivers killed in a fiery Friday morning 18-wheeler crash.

Troopers say 46-year-old Brian Witkowski and 21-year-old James Witkowski were a father-son driving team out of Edison, New Jersey.

The crash happened around 4:30 a.m. in Bowie County, Texas where I-30 crosses over County Road 2148 near the town of Nash.

Bowie County Deputies say the Witkowski's 18-wheeler, which was hauling cars, was traveling east on I-30 when for some reason the truck ran off the bridge, fell onto the county road below and caught on fire.

"We had a pretty good size fire. We've got units from Pleasant Grove, Nash and C-5 on scene. It took us about 30 minutes to get the fire under control," said Assistant Fire Chief John Alquist.

All lanes of traffic on I-30 heading in both directions are open.

Stay with KSLA News 12 and ksla.com for updates to this developing story.

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