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Semi-trailer driver who died in fiery crash at Waco CEFCO identified

An investigation into the crash is ongoing.

WACO, Texas — A driver of a semi-trailer died in a fiery crash Thursday morning at a CEFCO gas station in Waco, according to the Waco Police Department.

The driver of the semi-trailer, carrying flat screen TV's was identified Tuesday as 41-year-old, Gabriel Leyva of San Juan, Texas. 

 The Waco Police Department was called around 1:40 a.m. Thursday.

Investigators said Leyva exited the South Jack Kultgen Expressway and crashed into a pole at the CEFCO gas station on South 18th Street. The truck caught fire after hitting a gas pump.

Officials said the gas pump is not what started the fire.

Another car was damaged during the crash but no one was hurt, according to officials.

A nearby hotel was evacuated for a period of time. 

One employee was inside the CEFCO convenience store at the time of the crash, according to officials. The employee was not injured.

A hazmat team was called in to clean up 

The investigation into the crash is ongoing.

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