Tommy Wesley Killed in Accident at I-35 in Webb County, TX

December 18, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Tommy Wesley
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-35, Bruceville, Webb County, TX, USA

Additional Information

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

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-trailer veered from the road and overturned, possibly due to a faulty axle

What Happened

A truck driver suffered fatal injuries in a single-vehicle crash at I-35 in Webb County, TX on December 18th, 2022. Police say 54-year-old Tommy Wesley was killed in the crash, which involved a truck overturning. According to investigators, his truck, a tanker hauling salt water, was traveling northbound before veering to the left of the road. Police believe Wesley attempted to regain control of the truck before it overturned and caught fire, trapping Wesley and causing fatal injuries. Officers say an inspection on the truck revealed an axle was out of service and may have contributed to the crash. Additional details were not available.

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