I35 was at a standstill as crews were working to clear wreckage after a fatal wreck in Temple Monday afternoon.

Temple Fire and Rescue spokesperson Thomas Pechal said a motorcycle collided with a truck in the northbound lane of I35 near mile marker 299 shortly before 1:50 PM. The driver of the motorcycle was deceased when emergency responders arrived at the scene. There have been no reports of the truck driver's condition.

Temple Police Department's Accident Reconstruction Team is investigating the cause of the crash.

TxDOT officials have advised drivers to avoid I35 through Temple and find alternative routes.

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