Trucker Killed in Crash Between Two Semi-Trucks in Texas
MIDLAND COUNTY, TX. – As reported online by yourbasin.com, a trucker was killed in a crash between two semi-trucks in Midland County, Texas. One of the truck drivers failed to yield, causing the crash.*
74-year-old Ray Reyes, of Big Lake, Texas, was driving a tractor-trailer in Midland County. At the intersection of Highway 158 and FM 1379, another tractor-trailer failed to yield the right-of-way and collided with Reyes’s tractor-trailer.
Reyes died at the scene. It does not appear the driver of the other tractor-trailer, Angel Martinez-Munoz (age and city not reported), was injured. No information was reported about whether he will be cited or charged in connection with the accident.
Texas authorities are still investigating the accident and have not yet released additional information.
Midland County, Texas, is about 1,000 miles from the border of Georgia at Columbus, Muscogee County. Interstate 185 is a major roadway within Muscogee County, as are U.S. Route 27, U.S. Route 80, and U.S. Route 280.
According to data from the Georgia Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, Muscogee County sees a large number of vehicle accidents each year. In 2016, a total of 8,299 vehicle accidents occurred in the county, which led to 1,659 injuries and 27 deaths. This was the highest rate of fatal accidents in the county during a five-year period (the next-highest was 20 fatal accidents in 2012). Five of the fatal accidents in 2016 involved pedestrians, and six involved motorcyclists.
Typically, about half of the fatality accidents in Muscogee County are related to alcohol consumption or speeding. The highest numbers of accidents in the county tend to occur during the spring and summer months.
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