Jeffery Cockrell Injured in Accident at State Hwy 71 and 8th St in Smithville, TX

September 8, 2021
Victim's Name(s)
Jeffery Cockrell
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 71 & Northeast 8th Street, Smithville, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Freightliner Cascadia 126, Toyota Camry
State Hwy 71 and 8th St
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Freightliner Cascadia 126 failed to yield right of way during a left turn and was struck by a Toyota Camry

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials are investigating a collision that injured a driver at State Hwy 71 and 8th St in Smithville, TX on September 8th, 2021. Police say the incident happened around 5:05 a.m. A tractor-trailer operated by a 56-year-old Rosenberg man was attempting a left turn onto northeast 8th St, failing to yield while doing so. A Toyota Camry operated by 34-year-old Jeffrey Cockrell collided with the truck in the process, causing him serious injuries. The other driver was not injured and was cited for Failure to Yield Row.

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