John Paul McCracken Killed in Accident at State Hwy 349 in Martin County, TX

December 21, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
John Paul McCracken
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Hwy 349, Midland, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Chevrolet K2500, Tractor-Trailer, Ford Explorer
State Hwy 349
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Chevrolet K2500, Tractor-Trailer and a Ford Explorer were involved in a crash

What Happened

Authorities are investigating a multi-vehicle crash that killed a driver at State Hwy 349 in Martin County, TX on December 21st, 2022. Officials say it happened around 4:44 p.m. According to authorities, a Chevrolet pickup truck was headed southbound on State Hwy 349. At the same time, a tractor-trailer operated by a 53-year-old Lakeland, FL man was slowing to perform a turn into a private drive ahead of the pickup when the pickup collided with the rear of the tractor-trailer. A nearby Ford Explorer also collided with the tractor-trailer following the initial crash. The crash left the driver of the pickup truck, identified as 25-year-old Joshua Paul McCracken, suffered fatal injuries. No other injuries were reported.

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