1 Killed, 1 Injured in Hopkins County, TX, Truck Accident on I-30
Hopkins County, TX -- January 16, 2017, one person was killed, another injured, due to an accident where their 18-wheeler ran off of I-30 and crashed.
The accident was reported on by the Hopkins County Sheriff's Department, saying that it occurred around 5:45 a.m. just east of the town of Brashear.
Preliminary investigations indicate that two people were in an 18-wheeler hauling lawnmowers westbound on the interstate. For reasons that are unclear, the truck lost control and veered off the left side of the roadway. As a result, the truck careened through the gap of an overpass, down an embankment, and crashed into a concrete culvert on the other side of a creek.
The cab was severely damaged, and emergency responders had to use a tow truck to get the trailer off of the cab so emergency personnel could reach the victims. Upon doing so, they found that the driver was critically injured. He was taken to a hospital, where he eventually died from his injuries. The passenger was also taken to the hospital. His condition was unspecified.
At this time, authorities have not confirmed what factors may have caused the accident to occur. Poor weather conditions may have contributed to the crash.
No further information has been released.
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