Fernando Alvarez Killed, Travis Larson, Bailey Garcia, 6 Injured in Truck Accident in Howard County, TX
Howard County, TX — November 9, 2023, Fernando Alvarez was killed, Travis Larson, Bailey Garcia, and six others were injured in a truck accident at around 9:15 p.m. along F.M. 33.
Authorities report that Fernando Alvarez—age 51—was traveling in a westbound 18-wheeler on Farm to Market 33 when the accident occurred.
For unknown reasons, the 18-wheeler swerved left of center, side-swiping another 18-wheeler which had been traveling in the eastbound lane of F.M. 33. After the initial collision, the vehicle continued swerving left into the oncoming eastbound traffic where it collided head-on with a passenger vehicle carrying Travis Larson and five other people. At that point, the 18-wheeler reportedly jack-knifed, causing a Chevy Malibu carrying Bailey Garcia and one other person to collide with the back of the semi.
Alvarez was reportedly ejected from the 18-wheeler as a result of the accident; he was declared deceased at the scene. Travis Larson and his five passengers along with Bailey Garcia and their passenger all incurred injuries as a result of the incident and were transported to local medical facilities by emergency medical services for treatment. All were reportedly in stable condition.
The weather and road conditions in the area at the time of the accident were rainy and wet. The cause of the accident is still under active investigation by proper authorities. There is no additional information available at this point in time.