Tag Archives: Big Rig

1 Killed in Accident Involving an 18 Wheeler

One person has died and another is in critical condition after police say a car slammed into an 18 wheeler. The accident happened at the intersection of Suntide and Up River Road. We are told that the two people were trapped in their car until emergency crews arrived. It was just after 7 o'clock when emergency and rescue crews responded to the major accident. Police say that the driver of the semi tractor trailer was heading northbound on Suntide Road, when a blue sedan traveling down Up River Road hit the big rig at the intersection. According...
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Fatal Accident shuts down Highway 62 in Orange

A 39-year-old Orange woman was killed Monday when her pickup truck was struck by a big rig hauling glue, the Texas Department of Public Safety reported. The accident happened around 6 a.m. on Texas 62 near the Pilot truck stop in Orange County, said Trooper Stephanie Davis in a prepared statement. April Ranolls was driving a 2014 Chevrolet pickup truck southbound when she was hit by a 1995 Freightliner 18-wheeler turning left from the truck stop's parking lot, Davis reported. Ranolls was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the Freightliner, 45-year-old Adam Dewling of Florida,...
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Beaumont Man Killed In Lumberton Crash

Police on Thursday identified a Beaumont man killed in a Wednesday crash on U.S. 69 in Lumberton as 47-year-old Robert Dale Powers. According to officers at the scene, the crash happened at 9 a.m. near Jordan Drive. The accident involved a Lexus sedan and a big rig. Powers, the driver of the Lexus, was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the 18-wheeler was not injured, according to Lumberton Fire Chief Robert Simonson. Lumberton Police Chief Danny Sullins said said he did not believe speed was a factor in the crash. He speculated that Powers swerved...
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