Russell Mullican Killed in Accident at I-40 in Wheeler County, TX

May 16, 2023
Victim's Name(s)
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-40, Amarillo, Wheeler County, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Pickup Truck, Tractor-trailer
Injuries Sustained

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Pickup truck collide with a semi-truck parked in a shoulder

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a man at I-40 in Wheeler County, TX on May 16th, 2023. Officials say the incident happened around midnight. Investigators believe a Dodge 3500 operated by 59-year-old Russell Mullican was headed eastbound on I-40 prior to veering from its lane for unknown reasons. They allege the truck traveled into a shoulder before colliding with the rear a semi-truck that was legally parked. The collision left Mullican with fatal injuries at the scene. The other driver involved was not injured, according to police. Additional details are not currently available.

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