1 Killed in Truck Accident on I.H. 20 in Kaufman County, TX
Kaufman County, TX — October 17, 2023, one person was killed in a truck accident just after 11:15 p.m. along Interstate Highway 20.
According to reports, a 37-year-old man was traveling in a westbound 18-wheeler along Interstate highway 20 in the vicinity east of the County Road 126 bridge when the accident took place.
Officials indicate that, for unknown reasons, the 18-wheeler failed to safely maintain its lane of travel. It allegedly veered left, leaving the roadway, crashing through cable barriers and crossing the center median before crashing into a creek and colliding with a concrete bridge column supporting the eastbound lanes of the highway; there, it finally came to a stop. The 37-year-old incurred reportedly fatal injuries as a result of the accident, having been declared deceased.
The accident is under investigation by local authorities. The weather and road conditions in the area at the time were reported to have been clear and dry. Additional details pertaining to this incident—including the identity of the victim—are currently unavailable.