Three Killed in Crash with Semi-Truck on SH 21 in Bastrop County, TX
Bastrop County, TX — November 14, 2022, three people died when a van and a semi-truck collided on State Highway 21 in Bastrop County.
Authorities say the incident happened around 3:00 p.m. on Highway 21 near Voss Parkway. Preliminary investigation suggests a Ford van was towing a trailer southwest on the highway when the driver made a left turn toward a gas station parking lot. Reports say the driver failed to yield to a northeast-bound semi-truck and the two collided in the road. After the impact the semi-truck ran off the road and hit a utility pole.
The van's three occupants were pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver was taken to an area hospital in unknown condition.
The investigation is ongoing. No further information is currently available.
Commentary on Truck Accident on TX-21 in Bastrop County
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