2 Texas men killed after crane falls atop truck on interstate

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BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — Authorities say two men were killed after part of a crane fell on their pickup truck as it traveled on Interstate 10 in Southeast Texas.

Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Stephanie Davis says the truck was traveling westbound on I-10 just southwest of Beaumont when the crane experienced “some type of malfunction” and collapsed on the vehicle around 4:30 p.m. Thursday.

The crane was part of equipment being used by crews working on a construction project on I-10.

Officials have identified the two who died as 37-year-old Sarfaraz Karowadia, who was the driver, and 42-year-old Altaf Kasowadia.

Both were from the Houston suburb of Friendswood.

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