Motorist Killed By Piece Of Unsecured Equipment On Flatbed
Angelina County, Texas – A motorist was killed after an unsecured piece of oil field equipment, being hauled on a flatbed semi-truck, struck his pickup truck on Wednesday evening.
The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) says 38-year-old Jeremy Johnson, of Mineral Wells, was pronounced dead on the scene after he was struck while in his pickup truck and traveling southbound along FM 1669.
The accident happened at approximately 6:20 p.m. about five miles north of Huntington, DPS said.
DPS Sgt. David Hendry said a 1995 Peterbilt semi-trailer was transporting oil field equipment and traveling northbound when a piece of unsecured equipment swung over into the southbound lane, striking a 2019 Chevrolet pickup, driven by Johnson.
The driver of the Peterbilt is identified as Jonathon Keller, 41, from Keller, TX.
Keller was not injured during the crash.
This crash remains under investigation.
Transportation Nation Network will continue to monitor any new developments on this story and update it above.
We’ve updated our story on the fatal accident on FM1669 with a photo from the scene (Story by JESS HUFF and AUSTIN KING/The Lufkin Daily News and photo by CARA CAMPBELL/The Lufkin Daily News; free to read and share) https://t.co/l8WEpnmmAX pic.twitter.com/0eD1nXMiTp
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