Truck Driver Dies in Crash After Motorist Fails to Yield Right of Way
Orange County, TX – A 42-year-old truck driver died in a gruesome crash on Thursday along Texas State Highway (SH) 62 after a motorist turned into the path of his logging truck.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS), the accident happened at approximately 9:15 a.m. along southbound SH 62, about a mile north of FM2802.
Truck driver Raymond Marsh, of Nacogdoches, TX, was hauling a load of timber as a 2003 Ford sedan was traveling on Wade Road approaching SH 62.
Investigators say the driver of the Ford, a 46-year-old female from Orange, TX, failed to yield the right of way and turned into the path of Marsh’s log truck.
Marsh was unable to avoid colliding with the Ford and struck the rear portion of the vehicle before continuing off the road.
The truck struck several trees and came to rest in the woods, TxDPS says.
Images from the scene reveal the cab was crushed under the weight of the timber.
Marsh was pronounced dead at the scene.
The driver of the Ford was uninjured, according to TxDPS.
Authorities say the investigation is ongoing, but no charges have been filed at this time.
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