Illean West Mikesh Injured in Truck Accident in Gonzales County, TX
Gonzales County, TX — May 13, 2023, Illean West Mikesh was injured as the result of a commercial truck accident at around 9:00 a.m. along Highway 80.
Preliminary investigations were conducted by authorities, and their information says that the incident occurred off the corner of the Highway 80 and County Road 157 intersection.
Authorities said that 85-year-old Illean West Mikesh was the driver of a Mercury Grand Marquis traveling southbound along the highway. Mikesh slowed to make a turn onto C.R. 157, police say, but an 18-wheeler behind Mikesh allegedly did not slow down in time. As a result, the 18-wheeler crashed into Mikesh's Mercury.
Mikesh was said to have incapacitating injuries as a result of the collision. It appears there were no other injuries. Police suggest that inattention may have been a factor in the crash, and there was a recommendation that the truck driver be charged for failure to control speed. Additional details about official charges at this time are unavailable.