• January 09, 2023

Trucker Injured in Dual 18-Wheeler Crash on I-45 in Montgomery County, TX

Montgomery County, TX — January 9, 2023, a truck driver was injured when two big rigs collided on Interstate 45 near the Montgomery/Walker County line.

Authorities say the incident happened shortly before 4:30 a.m. along southbound I-45 at Shepherd Hill, roughly a mile from the county line. Preliminary investigation suggests a flatbed 18-wheeler was headed on the highway when the driver may have lost control for unknown reasons. The truck hit the median barrier, then rolled up onto it and destroyed several hundred feet of guardrail before turning over.

A refrigerated truck soon passed through the overturned truck's spilled cargo of building materials and the driver lost control. The truck ran off the highway and came to a stop in the area between the travel lanes and the feeder road.

The driver of the overturned flatbed truck was taken to a hospital in stable condition. The other trucker was reportedly unhurt.

The investigation continues. No further information is currently available.

There's no telling exactly what happened here yet, but that's not unusual so soon after a wreck. Investigators still have a lot of work to do in order to find the whole story--interview both drivers, find witnesses, look for forensic evidence at the scene, closely examine both trucks, and a great many other steps. All that careful detection is usually necessary to learn the truth of any wreck, and one involving commercial trucks is just about as complicated as they get.

At the end of the day someone went to a hospital because of what happened in Montgomery County, and I'd argue that's more than enough reason to find out exactly what put him there. Hopefully authorities and the companies behind those trucks can find clear answers; anything else would depend on what those answers are.

Trucker Injured in Dual 18-Wheeler Crash on I-45 in Montgomery County, TX
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