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5 Texas 18-Wheeler Crashes in 2018

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Thanks to its sheer size and the large number of interstates and major highways within its borders, Texas experiences a significant number of accidents involving 18-wheelers and other large trucks.

In fact, 2018 has already seen its share of major truck accidents, including many 18-wheeler crashes that either seriously injured or tragically killed innocent motorists around the state.

Illinois Mom, 3 Children Killed in I-30 Crash Involving Multiple 18-Wheelers

One of the worst Texas crashes so far this year occurred on March 23rd, when a mother from Illinois and her 3 children died tragically in a multi-vehicle collision along I-30 near Mt. Pleasant.

The horrific chain of events that led to their deaths began when a trio of 18-wheelers clipped each other after failing to slow for an earlier accident.

A fourth rig then slammed into the family’s 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan, crushing it between the third and fourth trucks.

A total of 4 people died in the crash, including a 41-year-old mother from Savoy, Illinois, her two sons, ages 9 and 6, and her 2-year-old daughter.

One of the truck drivers, a 64-year-old woman from Pikesville, Tennessee, also died in the accident.

Simultaneous Crashes Shut-Down I-20 in Dallas

On May 20th, two near-simultaneous crashes brought traffic in the eastbound lanes of I-20 to a halt in southeast Dallas County.

Both accidents occurred at 8:15 a.m., near Bonnie View Road.

One of the vehicles involved – an 18-wheeler hauling cardboard materials – caught fire.

The same rig also pushed an SUV into a nearby creek.

All of the SUV’s occupants were rescued.

However, 3 people were transferred to a local hospital for treatment.

Abilene Man Dies When 18-Wheeler Driver Runs Stop Sign

A motorist from Abilene was killed on June 28th, after the driver of an 18-wheeler ran a stop sign at the intersection of FM 765 and U.S. Highway 83 just, outside of Millersview.

That truck hit another 18-wheeler and was subsequently pushed into the northbound lane of 83, where it collided head-on with a 2018 Chrysler mini-van.

The 66-year-old driver of the mini-van was pronounced dead at the scene.

The truck driver who failed to stop suffered only minor injuries.

18-Wheeler Driver Fled Scene of Crash that Killed 2

Just weeks later, 2 motorists were killed in a hit-and-run accident along I-20 in Midland, Texas.

A pair of 18-wheelers and another vehicle were involved in the July 10th collision.

Both occupants of the passenger vehicle were pronounced dead at the scene.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, one of the truck drivers – Jose Gilvane Oliveira Baldassari – was responsible for the crash.

Baldassari fled the scene on foot but was apprehended days later near the U.S.-Mexico border.

He has been charged with two counts of manslaughter in connection with the accident.

Motorist Airlifted Following 18-Wheeler Crash in Crosby

On August 30th, a seriously injured motorist was airlifted from the site of a major crash near Crosby.

The accident occurred at roughly 6:15 a.m. at 18599 Crosby Lynchburg.

According to the Harris County Sherriff’s Office, the victim’s pickup truck was struck by an 18-wheeler.

The driver of the rig was not injured.

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