One Killed in 18-wheeler Accident on US 80 in Mesquite, TX
Mesquite, TX -- January 30, 2023, one person was killed due to an accident where an 18-wheeler and an SUV crashed along US Highway 80.
Preliminary details about the crash are scarce at this time. They say the collision occurred along eastbound lanes of US 80 near Big Town Boulevard and Gus Thomasson Road, just after the I-30 split.
It appears an SUV anjd an 18-wheeler somehow crossed paths and collided. This resulted in one person from the SUV succumbing to fatal injuries at approximately 2:52 a.m. No other injuries were reported.
While it's not all that unusual for there to be so few details about a serious truck wreck like this, it does concern me not to see news outlets giving it more attention. It could simply be they feel there are higher priorities, but it could also be that authorities aren't really getting clear answers.
Considering there was a fatal crash just over a week ago that local authorities are likely still handling, do they have the manpower and equipment to handle both of these serious commercial truck wrecks on their own? Or are one of these grieving families going to be left to look for their own path to getting answers?