Charles Edward Mingo Killed in Accident at Hwy 281 in Jim Wells County, TX

January 11, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Charles Edward Mingo
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

South U.S. Highway 281, Alice, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Hwy 281
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Semi-truck lost control and collided with a concrete barrier and electrical pole

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a driver at Hwy 281 in Jim Wells County, TX on January 11th, 2023. Police say the incident happened as a tractor-trailer was changing lanes to go around a vehicle. After returning to its lane, it hit a road barrier for unknown reasons before crashing into an electrical pole. The crash cased the trailer to detach and overturn and severely damaged the truck. Its driver, identified as 68-year-old Charles Edward Mingo, was killed in the crash. Additional information was not available.

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