Special to the News-Times
SAN JACINTO COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers investigated a crash involving two commercial motor vehicles on U.S. Highway 59, near the 453A exit, that occurred Friday.
The preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 6:40 a.m., a 2020 Kenworth truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling south, followed by a 2023 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer.
Reports indicate the driver of the Freightliner failed to control his speed and struck the rear of the Kenworth. The Freightliner then left the road to the right and struck several trees in the west ditch while the Kenworth pulled to the shoulder of the road.
The driver of the Kenworth, 43-year-old Grover Colmon of Shreveport, La., was transported to CHI St. Luke’s Hospital for treatment.
The driver of the Freightliner, 41-year-old Ronald Waters of Ringgold, Ga., was transported to HCA-Cleveland for treatment.
Waters was cited for fail to control speed.