Robert Blanco Injured in Truck Accident in San Augustine, TX
San Augustine, TX — October 21, 2023, Robert Blanco was injured in a truck accident at 10:30 in the morning along State Highway 147.
According to reports, 67-year-old Robert Blanco was traveling in an eastbound 18-wheeler on State Highway 147 about a mile east of highway 96 when the accident occurred.
For unknown reasons, the 18-wheeler was traveling at speeds considered unsafe for the right-hand curve of the road. The 18-wheeler lost control, overturned onto the driver side and into the westbound lane of S.H. 147 before rolling completely off of the highway, coming to a stop in the north ditch, resting on the passenger side of the vehicle. Robert Blanco reportedly sustained severe injuries as a result of the accident. He was transferred to a local medical facility by emergency medical services for treatment.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation. Weather and road conditions in the area at the time of the accident were reportedly clear and dry. No additional information is currently available pertaining to this accident.