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

December 15, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Epifanio Trejo Rodriguez
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

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

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
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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