2nd LD: 1 killed, 13 injured after semitrailer rams into public safety office in U.S. Texas


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  • Saturday, 13 Apr 2024

HOUSTON, April 12 (Xinhua) -- One person was killed and at least 13 others were injured after a stolen semitrailer rammed into a Department of Public Safety office on Friday in Brenham, a rural town about 75 miles away from Houston, the largest city in the U.S. state of Texas, authorities said.

Eight of the injured were treated on the scene and released, while six others, including the fatality, were transported to local hospitals.

The driver, identified as 42-year-old Clenard Parker, was uninjured and was taken into custody, said the Texas Department of Public Safety at a news conference.

The department said in a post on X, formerly known as Twitter, that "there are reports of multiple serious injuries" but didn't provide more details.

After the arrest, "there is no further threat to the community," the department said.

SkyEye video showed extensive damage to the front of the office and the 18-wheeler.

Parker was denied his commercial driver's license at the Department of Public Safety office in Brenham Thursday afternoon, local media reported.

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