Richard Erwin Tuttle Killed in Accident at State 71 in McCulloch County, TX

August 8, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Richard Erwin Tuttle
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

State Highway 71, El Campo, McCulloch County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
State 71
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer was involved in a crash

What Happened

State Police are investigating a crash that killed a driver at  State 71 in McCulloch County, TX on August 8th, 2022. Police are saying it happened around 2:39 p.m. According to authorities, a tractor-trailer operated by 74-year-old Richard Erwin Tuttle was headed westbound on Hwy 71 approaching the intersection with FM 2309 at a curve in the road. The vehicle is said to have veered from the road over a curb before becoming jack knifed and sliding across the road. The truck overturned and went down an embankment and hi a light pole, trapping Tuttle in the vehicle. Tuttle suffered fatal injuries in the incident. Additional details were not available.

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