One person has died and two people have been transported to local hospitals after a multiple vehicle crash on I-1o near Ford Park this morning.
Preliminary reports indicate that the driver of a Dodge pickup truck towing a trailer failed to control the vehicle’s speed and crashed into a mid-sized commercial vehicle that was stopped in the outside eastbound lane of 1-10 for an earlier crash.
The impact of the crash then caused the commercial motor vehicle to rear-end a Chevrolet pickup truck.
The driver of the Dodge truck was pronounced dead at the scene.
The drivers of the commercial motor vehicle and Chevrolet pickup truck were transported to a local hospital.
The extent of their injuries is unknown.
The Texas Department of Public Safety has urged drivers to take caution on I-10 near Ford Park after a fatal car crash this morning.
The crash between a tractor truck semi-trailer and passenger vehicle occurred in the eastbound lane about a mile west of Ford Park near Major Drive at approximately 7:30 a.m., according to a release from the department.
Traffic is being diverted onto the service road at the Major Drive exit.
Drivers should expect long delays and are urged to seek alternative routes.
TYLER COUNTY – The driver of a truck-tractor and her 3-month-old grandchild were seriously injured after being ejected from the cab of a truck-tractor when it flipped Wednesday afternoon in Tyler County.
At approximately 1:20p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety responded to a one vehicle rollover crash on US 69 in Tyler County. The crash occurred in the Hillister Community.
Preliminary reports indicate that a Freightliner truck tractor was traveling northbound on US 69. Due to the inclement weather, the driver hydroplaned and lost control. The vehicle rolled over several times before coming to rest.
The driver, 54-year-old Sherri Leach of Gatesville, Texas and her 3-month-old passenger were both ejected from the vehicle and transported by medical helicopter to St. Elizabeth hospital with serious injuries.
Leach and her 3-month-old grandchild have since been transferred to Hermann Memorial hospital in Houston. Their medical conditions are unknown.
Initially, Leach stated that the child was her child, but Troopers believe that she may have been in shock when she made that utterance.
At this stage of the investigation, Troopers have determined that the child was secured in a car seat, but the car seat was not secured to the vehicle.
All northbound and southbound lanes of US 69 in Hillister were closed for approximately two (2) hours, but have since reopened.
Two men in the same car were killed Saturday, June 10 three miles east of Van Vleck when their car overturned.
According to a report from the Texas Highway Patrol, a 1997 Chevy 1500 truck was traveling east on State Hwy. 35 at 6:37 p.m. when the truck’s driver, 37-year old Virgil Lee Schroeder of Freeport lost control at a right curve in the road. The truck entered the median of the highway and began to skid sideways before overturning multiple times before coming to rest on its left side.
Grocery trucks crash closing portions of US 87 near Tahoka; no injuries reported
Two trucks loaded with groceries crashed early Tuesday morning causing portions of US 87 to shut down in Lynn County as crews worked to clear the area.
At about 4 a.m., crews were called to the scene eight miles south of Tahoka after a semi-tractor trailer was traveling southbound on US 87 when the driver, 46-year-old Craig Pearson of Amarillo, reportedly fell asleep, according to Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. John Gonzalez.
Gonzalez said the truck drifted into the center median, overcorrecting to the right, causing the truck to overturn onto its side in southbound lanes.
At this time, Gonzalez said 25-year-old Desmond Wright of Shallowater was traveling in a box truck when he attempted to avoid the semi, clipping the vehicle and causing his truck to move across the center median into northbound lanes, rolling onto its top in the east ditch.
Pearson, Wright, and Wright’s two passengers were uninjured.
Traffic was diverted to FM 3332 as Texas Department of Transportation crews cleared the scene as both vehicles were carrying groceries.
As of 8:30 a.m., crews were still on scene.
No further information was released.
Austin,TX : Driver killed after crashing into 18-wheeler on may, Friday 26th 2017
May 26–A 20-year-old man died Thursday morning when crashing his car into the back of an 18-wheeler in Northeast El Paso, police said.
A tractor-trailer was stopped at a red light that had just turned green when it was hit from behind by a Mazda 6 at 3 a.m. on Gateway North Boulevard near Ellerthorpe Avenue, police said.
The driver of the Mazda died at the scene. The truck driver, Juan Guerrero, 48, was not injured, police said.
The name of the driver who died was not immediately released.
Pasadena,TX : Tractor-trailer crashes into famed Nevada brothel on may, Thursday 25th 2017
25 May 2017
A man wearing body armor and a mask backed a tractor-trailer through the gate of the Moonlite Bunny Ranch before dawn Thursday and crashed it into the front door of the famed Nevada brothel featured in the CatHouse reality television show, according to authorities and the brothel’s owner.
Brian Brandt, 40, of Reno, was arrested and faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon, property destruction and possession of stolen property, the Lyon County Sheriff’s office said.
Brothel owner Dennis Hof said none of the five employees, 30 female prostitutes and 10 customers inside at the time were hurt when the crash happened just after 4 a.m.
The impact of the truck crashing into the building scared them and sounded “like a bomb going off,” Hof said, causing what he estimated at $400,000 damage.
Beaumont, TX : A 26-year-old Kountze man was taken by medical helicopter to a Beaumont hospital following a wreck in Hardin County on May, Thursday, 25th 2017
25 May 2017
A 26-year-old Kountze man was taken by medical helicopter to a Beaumont hospital early Thursday following a wreck in Hardin County.
The man was driving a 1997 Ford Explorer westbound on FM 420 at about 7 a.m. when he pulled out in front of a 2012 Ford pickup, according to information from the Texas Department of Public Safety. The truck was headed north on US 69 at the time and struck the SUV.
The driver of the truck, also from Kountze, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital with injuries that did not seem to be life-threatening, DPS said.
Lubbock,TX : DPS troopers seek tractor-trailer that fled after Lubbock County motorcycle crash on may, Wednesday 24th 2017
24 May 2017
Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were searching for a tractor trailer after investigators believe it fled from a motorcycle crash Wednesday evening just south of Idalou. The crash was reported about 6 p.m. on FM 400 north of FM 40, according to DPS Sgt. John Gonzalez.
“Two motorcycles were traveling northbound on FM 400,” he said, “and a semi tractor trailer was traveling southbound.”
Gonzalez said the front motorcyclist observed the tractor trailer cross the center stripe, and it took evasive action to avoid a collision.
The second motorcyclist, Neal Patrick Mahon, 21, of Colorado also took evasive action avoiding the tractor-trailer, but lost control and laid the motorcycle on its side.
The tractor-trailer continued southbound, and the vehicle was only identified by the trailer; which was a flatbed trailer with a load either covered by a tarp or black box-like load.
Gonzalez said Mahon was taken to University Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information about the tractor-trailer is urged to call the DPS office at (806) 740-8701.
The crash remained under investigation late Wednesday.
A woman who was reportedly putting gasoline into her car on the side of an Interstate-35 access road was struck and killed by a motorcyclist in a late Wednesday afternoon motorcycle accident, Lacy Lakeview Police Chief John Truehitt said.
Lacy Lakeview officers were called to the access road near the 4800 block of I-35, north of Crescent Street, at about 5:30 p.m., after the woman was hit. Truehitt said the pedestrian, whose identity has not yet been released, was putting gas in her car using a portable container when the motorcyclist struck her as he was riding north, causing fatal injuries to the woman.
Truehitt said the motorcyclist, whose identity also has not been released, was thrown from his motorcycle. Emergency responders took both subjects to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center with severe injuries.
The woman was pronounced dead at the hospital a short time later. Truehitt said the man suffered significant injuries and remained in critical condition Wednesday evening.
“So far, it appears that it is just one of those horrible, horrible accidents,” Truehitt said.
The crash remains under investigation. The identities of both subjects were not immediately available pending notification of next of kin.
A McKinney man was flown to hospital after wrecking his motorcycle in Fannin County Saturday afternoon.
Nicholas Stidham, 33, was riding his 2013 Harley-Davidson northbound on State Highway 121, north of Highway 121 Business. Texas Department of Public Safety Staff Sgt. Mark Tackett said at about 4:20 p.m. the motorcycle hit the back of a trailer pulled by a pickup, which was also traveling northbound.
The motorcycle veered off the roadway striking a pipe and cable fence. Stidham was transported by helicopter to the Medical Center of Plano for injures that were not life threatening, Tackett said.