Johnny Shrewsbury Killed in Crossover Crash with 18-Wheeler Near Gilmer, TX
Upshur County, TX -- On October 9, 2018, Gilmer man Johnny Allen Shrewsbury was killed in a two-vehicle crash with an 18-wheeler in Upshur County.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, Mr. Shrewsbury, 76, was southbound on U.S. Highway 271 around 3:30 p.m. For an unknown reason, his vehicle crossed over the dividing line and entered oncoming traffic. At that point his car was hit by a northbound tractor-trailer driven by 44-year-old Thomas Andrew Smith.
Mr. Shrewsbury was pronounced dead at the scene by responders. The truck driver was not injured in the crash.
TxDPS continues to investigate the crash.
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