Ernest Fountain Killed in Accident at I-10 in Orange, TX

August 3, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Ern3est Fountain
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-10, Orange, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Ford F-150, 18-Wheeler
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Ford F-150 struck a barrier, overturned and was struck by an approaching 18-wheeler

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a driver at I-10 in Orange, TX on August 3rd, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 2:30 a.m. According to investigators, a Ford F-150 lost control for unknown reasons before hitting a nearby concrete barrier. The collision caused the truck to overturn into travel lanes before it was struck by an approaching tractor-trailer. The crash left the driver of the Ford, identified as 47-year-old Ernest Fountain, with fatal injuries. The operator of the 18-wheeler was not injured, according to officials. Additional information was not available.

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