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Big Rig Collision Leads to Fiery Aftermath

Jonathan Hernandez10 months ago

Two drivers have been killed in a fiery crash on US 69 in East Texas about 125 miles north of Houston.

Details about the Fiery East Texas Accident

A fiery accident in East Texas involving a tanker truck that was hauling crude oil and another smaller truck has left both of the drivers dead.

The Washington Times is reporting that, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety, the accident happened just shortly before dawn on Friday just south of Zavalla.

David Hendry, a trooper from the Texas Department of Public Safety, says that preliminary information from the investigation indicates that the truck was headed south when the pickup truck crossed over into the oncoming lanes and hit the larger big rig head-on.

Both of the vehicles caught, temporarily shutting down US 69, says Henry, but the fire was put out late Friday morning. The accident happened about 125 miles northeast of Houston, and traffic was being rerouted to an alternate route while crews worked to clear the wreckage from the scene of the accident.

Important Information about Large Trucks Accidents in Texas

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association:

  • In 2013, there were 3,964 people that were killed in crashed that involved large trucks.
  • 79 percent of all of the fatal crashes that involved large trucks happened on weekdays.
  • An estimated 95,000 people were injured in crashes that involved large trucks

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