William Earl Roberson Killed in Accident at I-20 in Van Zandt County, TX

November 10, 2022
Victim's Name(s)
Wiliam Earl Roberson
Type of Accident
Commercial Truck
Alcohol/Drugs Suspected

Where it Happened

I-20, Mount Sylvan, Van Zandt County, TX, USA

Additional Information

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

Fatal injuries

Apparent/Alleged Cause of Accident

Passenger car collided with a tractor-trailer

What Happened

Area authorities are investigating a crash that killed a person at I-20 in Van Zandt County, TX on November 10th, 2022. Police say the incident happened around 6:09 a.m. According to investigators, a tractor-trailer operated by a 60-year-old Burleson man was heard westbound on I-20 in a right lane before veering into a shoulder. As it did, a pedestrian, identified as 53-year-old William Earl Roberson, was standing outside a disabled vehicle and struck by the truck as it attempted to return back to the road. A second passing truck also struck Roberson, who suffered fatal injuries at the scene. The Burleson man was not injured and officers recommended and/or issued a charge of Criminal Negligent Homicide.

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