Man Killed; One Injured in Semi-Truck Accident on US 59 Near Wharton, TX

January 16, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Wharton Police
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
US 59
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victim's vehicle entered opposite lane traffic and collided with a semi-truck

Victims Transported To
OakBend Medical Center

What Happened

Wharton Police are investigating a crash involving a semi-truck that killed a driver on US 59 near Wharton, TX on January 16th, 2019. Officials say the 27-year-old male driver of a Kia sedan traveling southbound entered the northbound lanes and collided with a semi-truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

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