8:51 a.m. update: One lane of U.S. 290 is open in each direction east of Paige following a deadly head-on crash between two 18-wheelers on Monday morning.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the driver of a truck headed west near milepost 632 crossed into oncoming lanes for an unknown reason and slammed head-on into a rig headed the opposite direction.
The driver of the truck that crossed into oncoming traffic died at the scene. The other driver was flown to University Medical Center Brackenridge for treatment, authorities said.
Earlier: Authorities have shut down U.S. 290 near Paige following a crash involving two vehicles on the highway on Monday morning.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation, two 18-wheelers collided on the highway between Giddings and Paige.
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating the crash, but authorities could not immediately confirm the extent of injuries suffered by the drivers of the rigs.