High Speed Ford F-350 Driver Collides With Two Chevy Trucks in Fatal U.S. 67 Crash
SAN ANGELO, TX — U.S. 67 from San Angelo to Mertzon was blocked Thursday evening due to a fatal crash.
According to the Texas DPS, at 6 p.m. Thursday evening, three vehicles collided approximately 10 miles southwest of San Angelo on U.S. 67. Our reporter estimated the wreck beyond the Boy’s Ranch turnoff and intersection of FM 2335 at Tankersley.
There, a 2018 Ford F-350 driven by a male driver was eastbound on U.S. 67 at what DPS determined was a very high rate of speed. The F-350 struck an eastbound 2014 Chevrolet pickup also occupied by a male driver.
The Chevy pickup was forced off the left side of the roadway due to the collision.
After striking the Chevy pickup, the F-350 driver continued driving eastbound and struck a second vehicle, a 2003 Chevrolet pickup. It too was occupied by a male driver and was forced off the prepared surface to the right side of the roadway due to the force of the impact.
After striking both Chevy pickups, the F-350 ended up off the right side of the roadway.
Both drivers of the Chevys, who were both the sole occupants of their respective pickups, were transported to Shannon Medical Center. However, the driver of the 2014 Chevy did not make it. He was pronounced dead by Tom Green County Justice of the Peace Eddie Howard at 7 p.m. due to injuries sustained during the crash.
DPS did not report on the condition of the F-350 driver or if any charges were filed against him, as the report was a preliminary one.
We were unable to reach the crash scene due to the miles long traffic jam southwest bound out of San Angelo. Over the EMS radio frequency, we heard Airmed1 making an approach to what purportedly was the crash scene. The DPS report did not mention the use of the helicopter ambulance.
Correction: DPS corrected their original report to indicate JP Eddie Howard was the Justice of the Peace at the fatal crash scene. We updated the story above to reflect that.
SAN ANGELO, TX -- Details are sketchy at this time but a three car crash shut down U.S. 67 South between Tankersley and the Irion County line early Thursday evening.
Traffic was backed up for miles and drivers sat in line for hours.
Scanner reports indicate one person may have been transported to the hospital by helicopter.
The traffic was backed up so far reporters were unable to reach the crash site for hours.
Tom Green County Sheriff's Deputies issued a nixle at 6:41 p.m. that said, "Due to a traffic accident, avoid US HWY 67 north of the Irion County line. Traffic is blocked. Take alternative route.
This is a developing story. We will update this story as official information from the Texas Department of Public Safety or the Tom Green County Sheriff's office becomes available.