• May 18, 2023

Reginald Fairley Killed, Andsel Searight Injured in Truck Accident in Ellis County, TX

Ellis County, TX — May 17, 2023, Reginald Fairley was killed and Andsel Searight was injured following a commercial truck accident at 10:39 a.m. on I-45.

Local media outlet the Gilmer Mirror reported details apparently released by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Reginald Fairley Killed, Andsel Searight Injured in Truck Accident in Ellis County, TX

Their information says the crash happened just south of Alma along the northbound lanes of Interstate 45. According to their statements, 56-year-old Reginald Fairley of Houston was in a Kenworth tractor-trailer driving along I-45. That truck changed lanes, but after doing so, it crashed into the trailer of a Freightliner tractor-trailer.

As a result of that collision, Fairley had injuries which proved fatal. The other truck driver, identified as 51-year-old Andsel Searight, reportedly had non-incapacitating injuries. Right now, exact factors leading up to the fatal wreck remain unclear. Authorities have yet to report additional details pending further investigations.


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