091416 I45 UPS FATAL CRASH



Just after 230am Wednesday an 18-wheeler car hauler was southbound on i-45 north of Huntsville near FM 1696. That’s when his truck shook violently. As the driver pulled to the shoulder and got out he realized he had an 80,000 pound UPS truck attached to his trailer. Almost all of the vehicles on the car hauler were pushed forward and some were crushed. Walker County EMS responded to the scene and the 58-year-old driver of the UPS truck, who was from Keller, Texas was pronounced dead at the scene. I-45 was closed until just after 7am as the road was cleared and DPS investigated the crash. At this time ,DPS does not know why the UPS truck ran into the other truck but hope the Black Box onboard will yield some answers. As the scene was being investigated, a driver approaching the scene had a medical emergency and slammed into a Huntsville Police car. There were no injuries.


Post time: Oct-16-2017
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