Texas

Epifanio Trejo Rodriguez Killed in Accident at US Hwy 81 in Montague County, TX

Date
December 15, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Epifanio Trejo Rodriguez
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected
No

Where it Happened

81 Montague County Drive, Killeen, TX, U.S.

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-Trailer
Road/Highway
US Hwy 81
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-Trailer veered from the road into ditch and tree before overturning


What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed one person involved at US Hwy 81 in Montague County, TX on December 15th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 2:24 a.m. Investigators say a semi-truck headed southbound on US 81 veered from its lane for unclear reasons into a northbound shoulder. From there, police say the vehicle traveled into a ditch and hit a fence and tree. The impact is believed to have caused the vehicle to overturn, leaving 59-year-old driver, Epifanio Trejo Rodriguez, with fatal injuries at the scene.

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