Oscar Ruiz Injured in Double Semi-Truck Accident on FM-51 Near Cottondale, TX

January 14, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Oscar Ruiz
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Semi-truck reportedly ran a stop sign and collided with another semi-truck

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials released details related to the accident involving two semi-trucks on FM-51 near Cottondale, TX on January 14th, 2019. Officials say the accident occurred when one of two semi-trucks allegedly rand a stop sign and collided with another at an intersection. The driver of the first semi-truck, 53-year-old Oscar Ruiz, was hospitalized with serious injuries. The other driver was uninjured.

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