John Perkins Jr Injured in Accident at I-45 in Freestone County, TX

January 3, 2024
Victim's Name(s)
John Perkins Jr
Type of Accident
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-45, Ennis, Freestone County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-Trailer, Kia Sportage
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries (1), minor injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-Trailer and a Kia Sportage were involved in a collision

What Happened

Authorities have information on a crash that injured two people at I-45 in Freestone County, TX on January 3rd, 2024. Police say the incident happened around 4:47 a.m. According to investigators, a tractor-trailer was involved in a collision with another vehicle, occupying ales lane of travel. As a Kia Sportage approached, reports say it collided with the tractor-trailer, leaving 44-year-old Kia operator, John Perkins Jr, seriously injured. A passenger in the tractor-trailer had minor injuries, reports say, while its operator was allegedly uninsured. Authorities expressed belief that the tractor-trailer failed to drive in a single lane as a factor in the incident. Additional information was not available.

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