• January 09, 2023

Man Killed, 1 Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on I-45 in Freestone County, TX

Freestone County, TX -- November 30, 2022, a man was killed and another was injured in an accident where their vehicle crashed with a semi.

Investigators said that the incident happened at just before 6:00 a.m. along I-45 near mile marker 190. It appears two men, ages 34 and 55, were ion a Dodge Ram 2500 pulling a trailer northbound on the interstate. The vehicle somehow made contact with an 18-wheeler to its right, causing both vehicles to jackknife.

Man Killed, 1 Injured in 18-wheeler Accident on I-45 in Freestone County, TX

The 55-year-old passenger of the pickup died in the crash while the other man's injuries were said to be non-incapacitating. The 18-wheeler driver was said to be uninjured. Right now, additional details are not available.

There is almost always more to a story than early reports will show, but these details have me a bit more concerned than usual. The reason for that is the seeming disparity in these injuries. One man died, another wasn't seriously hurt, and another wasn't hurt at all. There could be perfectly reasonable circumstances to cause that, but the concern is there more to this police overlooked. There may have been mechanical issues or defective safety features, the 18-wheeler may have been speeding or overloaded, the collision may not have happened as quickly as these details make it seem--likely or not, I think families affected by fatal wrecks deserve to know they're getting the full story. Are those steps being taken here?

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