Hico – Two Killed after Fatal Auto Accident on US 281
Posted on Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 11:06 am
At least two people were pronounced dead following a multi-vehicle collision on US 281, last week, Wednesday.
Police officers responded to US 281 about 1.5 miles north of Hico, but south of the State Highway 6 split, after they received a notification alerting a crash between three vehicles. According to the report, a 2019 Volvo truck-tractor semi-trailer (TTST) was heading north on the highway when it drifted onto the opposing lanes and collided with a 2015 Freightliner TTST that was traveling along the southbound lanes. A southbound car, a 2011 Mack, was not able to avoid the initial collision, striking both trucks in the process.
The Volvo and Freightliner burst into flames as a result of the crash. Both drivers were pronounced deceased at the scene.
Fortunately, the driver of the third vehicle did not sustain injuries.
Officials said both men’s next of kin have been notified.
The investigation is still in progress.
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