Sweetwater, TX — There was a fatal accident on Highway 70 after a cattle truck crashed in Sweetwater on Friday night, killing its driver and passenger. Police later identified the victims as David Tuck, 54, and Brenda Tuck, 55.
According to the news reports, Brenda Tuck was driving the cattle truck north along Highway 70 at about 10:30 p.m. last Friday night, January 3. As the cattle truck came down a hill, Brenda lost control and failed to negotiate a curve at the bottom.
The truck drove off the right side of the roadway and eventually overturned, killing Brenda immediately. David Tuck was taken to a hospital after crews worked for 2 hours to free him from the overturned truck, but he died a short time later.
The accident is still being investigated and it’s not clear what caused the truck to lose control as it came down the hill.