NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KETK) – A Timpson man was killed in a three-car crash in Nacogdoches, according to police.
Officials said a preliminary investigation found a 2006 Peterbilt pulling a car hauler was traveling south on Highway 59, also known as Stallings Drive, “when it attempted to make a U-turn from an improper lane.”
A log truck, operated by Kenneth Walker, 61, attempted to take evasive action to avoid collision with the car hauler, but officials said it was unsuccessful and struck the car hauling trailer.
A pickup truck “also traveling south bound was struck by logs and the truck tractor.” Walker was pronounced dead at the scene, and no other injuries were reported from the crash.
“Numerous agencies including Nacogdoches Police, the Nacogdoches County Sheriff’s Office, Timpson Police, DPS, and TxDOT assisted during the investigation and subsequent traffic issues,” officials said. “All south bound lanes of traffic were rerouted for a substantial amount of time to allow for the accident reconstruction and cleanup.”
The crash is still under investigation.