ETX logging truck driver killed in Friday wreck identified
POSTED: Friday, December 27, 2013 - 11:56pm
UPDATED: Monday, December 30, 2013 - 12:45pm
Smith County, Texas (KETK) — According to DPS, one person died after two 18-wheelers collided in Smith County, just east of Tyler near LB Wilson Lake.
The accident occurred at the intersection of County Road 21, also known as Red Bird Road, and County Road 26, also known as Jamestown Road.
One of the trucks was carrying logs and the other was a Mack truck hauling a flatbed trailer.
Authorities tell KETK, Archie Lee Moore, 59, of Kennard, was the driver of the logging truck. He was driving southbound on County Road 21.
The driver of the Mack truck was heading westbound on County Road 26. According to the crash report by the Department of Public safety, this driver 'failed to yeild the right of way at a stop sign'. It is unclear whether the driver ran the stop sign or stopped, then continued on without waiting for Moore to pass.
The driver of the Mack truck drove into the intersection, pulling into Moore's path. When the two collided, the logging truck became lodged underneath the other vehicle's trailer and the Mack truck rolled off the road.
County Road 21 was closed throughout the day, while emergency crews worked to clear the scene.
It is not clear at this time whether any charges will be filed.