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Abilene Man Dies Tragically in Millersview, Texas 18-Wheeler Crash


An Abilene man died tragically last Thursday afternoon, following an 18-wheeler crash just outside of Millersview, Texas.

Deadly Collision Triggered when 18-Wheeler Driver Ran Stop Sign

Police were called to the scene of the accident shortly before 5:00 p.m. on June 28th.

According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a 2001 Peterbilt tractor trailer driven by Luis Alberto Vega-Reyes, 48, of Miami, Florida, was travelling on FM 765, about 8 miles west of Millersview.

Vega-Reyes disregarded a stop sign at the intersection of FM 765 and U.S. Highway 83.

A 2005 Freightliner traveling south on 83 struck the Peterbilt truck as it was crossing the intersection, pushing the rig into the northbound lane of 83.

Victim Pronounced Dead at Scene

A 2018 Chrysler van travelling north on 83 then collided head-on with the Freightliner.

The driver of the Chrysler van, Michael L. Vandervoort, 66, of Abilene, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Vega-Reyes suffered minor injuries. The driver of the Freightliner was not injured.

Police continue to investigate the deadly accident and have not yet issued any citations.

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