Fowlerton, TX — A fatal accident that involved two 18-wheelers and a pickup truck reportedly left one driver dead, one critically injured, and another with no injuries. Texas DPS troopers identified David Cole, 43, as the truck driver who was killed in the fiery collision that happened last Wednesday (June 19, 2013) along Highway 97.
According to the news reports, Cole was driving an 18-wheeler west along U.S. Highway 72 at about 1:34 p.m. last Wednesday afternoon when he was involved in a collision with Roberto Ochoa’s pickup truck at the intersection of Highway 97. The impact sent Ochoa’s pickup truck into a second 18-wheeler that was waiting to turn from Highway 97 onto Highway 72. The second 18-wheeler was driven by Joel Trevino, 28.
Troopers said the first collision left Cole fatally injured and he died at the scene. The second collision between Ochoa’s pickup and Trevino’s 18-wheeler caused a fiery explosion which left Trevino with critical burns. He was taken to a hospital in unnamed condition and Ochoa was reportedly uninjured by the accident.
DPS is still investigating the matter.
Scene of the Accident
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