Michelle Whitehead Killed; Sidney Whitehead Injured in Dump Truck Accident I-35 in Bruceville-Eddy, TX

January 9, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Michelle Whitehead, Sidney Whitehead
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Dump Truck, Semi-Truck
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), serious injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Semi-truck rear-ended a dump truck parked in a median

Victims Transported To
Parkland Hospital

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials released details related to the semi-truck accident that killed one person and injured another on I-35 in Bruceville-Eddy, TX on January 9th, 2019. Officials say the accident was caused when a semi-truck carrying avocados driven by Sidney Whitehead collided with a dump truck parked in a median. Whitehead was seriously injured in the crash. Michelle Whithead who was asleep in the sleeper portion of the truck was killed. Another man was taken to an area hospital with undisclosed injuries.

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