FedEx Truck Caught In Big Rig Accident
Drivers can expect increased traffic over the holiday season, both of passenger and commercial vehicles trying to get to where they’re going. Along with increased traffic comes higher accident rates on our nation’s highways and with it serious injuries and even fatalities. On Tuesday, such an accident occurred in Kaufman County on Interstate 20 that left one person dead.
NBC affiliate station in Dallas – Fort Worth reported in a story appearing on their website about the fiery crash involving two 18-wheelers, one of them a Federal Express truck.
The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a statement that the fiery crash occurred on Interstate 20, east of Terrell at mile marker 505 when an 18-wheeler struck the back end of a FedEx rig.
The FedEx truck caught fire while the second 18-wheeler rolled on its side, also catching fire. The driver of the FedEx truck was able to escape from his burning vehicle while the second driver died at the scene. The identity of the driver has not been released pending notification of family members.
No further details about the accident have been released and authorities have not stated if there are any charges pending in the case.