Wendell Ray Phillips Injured in Accident at Corsicana St in Athens, TX

September 14, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Wendell Ray Phillips
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

West Corsicana Street, Athens, TX, USA

Additional Information

Investigating Officer or Authority
Texas Department of Public Safety
Vehicles Involved
Tractor-Trailer, GMC Sierra K1500
Corsicana St
Injuries Sustained

Serious injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Tractor-Trailer and GMC Sierra K1500 were involved in a crash

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that injured a driver at Corsicana St in Athens, TX on September 14th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 2:53 p.m. According to investigators, a tractor-trailer operated by 50-year-old Donald Ray Womack Jr was turned left onto the entrance ramp at Business 75 when it failed to yield and traveled into the path of a westbound GMC Sierra K1500 operated by 53-year-old Wendell Ray Phillips.  The vehicles collided and Phillips is said to have been seriously injured. Womack was reportedly unharmed and officers recommended and/or issued a Failure to Yield charge.

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