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18-wheeler crashes into thrift store, driver declared dead

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Emergency officials say the 55-year-old driver of an 18-wheeler was pronounced dead after his truck barreled into the back of an East Austin thrift story.

The truck crashed through the store's back wall just after 3 p.m. Thursday. Its entire cab entered the store, leaving just its trailer protruding.

While the driver has been pronounced dead, it’s unknown yet if he died as a result of the crash, or died behind the wheel, causing the crash.

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