Rebecca Lynne Burke Killed; Joe Salva Injured in Semi-Truck Crash on SH-19 in Anderson County, TX

January 24, 2019
Victim's Name(s)
Rebecca Lynne Burke, Joe Salva
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Passenger Car, Semi-Truck
Direction Traveled
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries (1), minor injuries (1)

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Victim's vehicle traveled into the opposite direction traffic lane and collided with oncoming semi-truck

What Happened

Texas Department of Public Safety officials released the name of the drivers involved in a fatal semi-truck accident on SH-19 in Anderson County, TX on January 24th, 2019. 61--year-old Rebecca Lynne Burke was killed when her vehicle crossed into opposite direction traffic and struck an oncoming semi-truck head-on. She was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver of the semi-truck, Joe Salva, was treated for minor injuries.

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