Gerald Ryan Loftice Killed in Trash Truck Accident on F.M. 349 in Gregg County, TX
UPDATE (November 9, 2023): Further statements from the authorities identified the man killed in the accident as 46-year-old Gerald Ryan Loftice. Additional details about possible pending charges for the pickup driver remain unconfirmed at this time.
Gregg County, TX — September 25, 2023, a man was killed following a trash truck accident at around 3:10 p.m. along Farm-to-Market 349.
Authorities said in their statements that the crash took place near Farm-to-Market 349 and Farm-to-Market 2011.
Officials said that a trash truck was stopped on the westbound lane of F.M. 349, and a 46-year-old man was behind the truck reportedly walking back after emptying a trash can. While there, it appears a Ford F-150 rounded a curve and crashed into the back of the truck, pinning the man between the vehicles.
As a result of the collision, the man outside the trash truck sustained fatal injuries. The pickup driver had injuries described as non-incapacitating. Right now, it appears authorities recommended a charge for criminally negligent homicide, but official charges have yet to be reported.