Marvin Willey Injured in Crash with Parked Big Rig on US-96 near Buna, TX
Buna, TX — August 29, 2022, 23-year-old Marvin Willey was injured in a collision with a stopped 18-wheeler on U.S. Highway 96 near Buna.
According to reports the incident happened Monday afternoon along northbound US-96. Preliminary investigation suggests Willey was driving north in a Dodge pickup truck when he lost control for unknown reasons. The pickup ran onto the shoulder and hit the back-left corner of a parked Freightliner 18-wheeler's trailer. It then dragged along the side of the trailer before hitting the rear of the semi-tractor.
Willey reportedly received minor injuries and was treated at the scene. The truck driver was unhurt.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Marvin Willey Accident on US-96 near Buna
People may see the victim lost control and hit the parked truck and think there's little else to say before fault is assigned, but it's too early to point fingers. Investigators still have a lot of details to iron out in pursuit of the whole story.
For instance, among the many answers to find in the US-96 crash it's important to learn a) why the big rig was parked on the shoulder and b) what its driver did after stopping there. People don't always know that truck drivers have some very strict federal guidelines about both where they can stop and what they have to do afterward--particularly if they park on the road or shoulder. Click below to learn more.