Fred Gunn Jr Killed in Accident at State Hwy 21 near Crockett, TX

November 27, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Fred Gunn Jr
Type of Accident
Car Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 21, Crockett, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Ford pickup Truck
State Hwy 21
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Ford pickup truck suffered a tire blowout before colliding with an oncoming vehicle

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a crash that killed a man at State Hwy 21 near Crockett, TX on November 27th, 2023. Police say the incident happened around 10:25 a.m. According to investigators, Ford pickup truck operated by 89-year-old Fred Gunn Jr was southwest on Hwy 21 before experiencing a tire blowout. Reports say the vehicle lost control and traveling into an opposite lane of travel where it collided head-on with an approaching tractor-trailer. Gunn's vehicle caught fire after the collision and officials say he was pronounced dead at the scene. The tractor-trailer operator, who was not publicly identified, was uninjured, reports say. Additional information was not available.

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