Thanksgiving Ends In Tragedy

by Benjamin Treviño | April 12th, 2024 | 18 Wheelers, Blog

Onion spill leads to Donna traffic delays

A tractor-trailer carrying onions rolled over April 10 on FM 493 and the Expressway 83 underpass in Donna, according to Donna Police Chief Gilbert Guerrero. The chief urged drivers to avoid the area as the rollover was already causing traffic delays and would continue to do so until the wreckage was cleared. No other vehicles… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | April 12th, 2024 | 18 Wheelers, Blog

Metal object falls from trailer striking two vehicles

EDINBURG — Edinburg police say a metal object flew off of a flatbed trailer and struck two vehicles Thursday morning. The incident happened April 11 at approximately 11:30 a.m. in the southbound lanes of Interstate Highway 69C between University Drive and Freddy Gonzalez Drive. According to a police department news release, the semi-trailer was transporting… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | January 25th, 2024 | 18 Wheelers

Fatal Starr County crash leads to well water warning

Officials are urging residents in the Starr County town of La Gloria to avoid drinking well water after a tanker truck crashed and spilled a substantial amount of diesel fuel. The truck’s driver was killed in the one-vehicle accident. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety, a fuel truck driven by 36-year-old Juan Carlos… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | August 24th, 2023 | 18 Wheelers, Blog

Motorist dies following collision with 18-wheeler

EDINBURG – An Edinburg man is dead following an August 20 traffic accident on the I-69 highway. According to the Edinburg Police Department, the accident happened about 9:00 p.m. on the highway frontage road near Rogers Road. When officers arrived on the scene of the crash, they found that a beige Chrysler minivan had struck… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | July 21st, 2023 | 18 Wheelers, Blog

Woman and two children hospitalized after Brownsville crash

STAFF REPORT BROWNSVILLE — A woman and two children were transported to a local hospital following a crash with an 18-wheeler. This, according to a news release issued by the Brownsville Police Department. Police received a call July 20 of a major accident at 9:03 a.m. at the 6900 block of Padre Island Hwy where… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | April 19th, 2023 | 18 Wheelers, Blog, Fatal Crash, News

DPS investigates fatal tractor-trailer crash

BROWNSVILLE – Investigators with the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) are looking into the circumstances of an April 18 semi-truck crash in Brownsville that left one person dead. The accident happened about 7:02 p.m. in the northbound lanes of Toll Road 550 in Brownsville. Early indications are that the 18-wheeler was carrying “hazardous-flammable material,”… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | April 7th, 2023 | 18 Wheelers, Auto Accident, Fatal Crash

Cameron County crash leaves one dead, one injured

CAMERON COUNTY – The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) reports a motorist was killed and his passenger was injured when their truck collided with an 18-wheeler. The crash occurred in the early morning hours of April 6 near the small community of Santa Maria, according to a DPS news release. The release states that… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | April 4th, 2023 | 18 Wheelers, Recent News

18-wheeler tips over in Weslaco

WESLACO – It might sound like an April fool’s joke, but it wasn’t. An 18-wheeler loaded with watermelons tipped over on its side April 1 in Weslaco, temporarily halting traffic in the area. The accident happened about 1:00 p.m. at the intersection of International Boulevard and the Expressway 83 frontage road. The tractor-trailer toppled over… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | March 24th, 2023 | 18 Wheelers, Blog, News

NTSB: Failure to de-ice road preceded massive Texas crash

DALLAS — Federal officials say the company responsible for maintaining a Texas interstate where a massive chain-reaction pileup killed six people in 2021, failed to address the icy road conditions. The statement was released March 23, 2023 following a two-year NTSB investigation into the crash. According to the report, the portion of Interstate 35 West… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | January 26th, 2023 | 18 Wheelers, Auto Accident, Fatal Crash

Two dead, three injured in Harlingen accident

HARLINGEN — Two people died and three others were injured in a January 20 multiple-vehicle accident, according to Harlingen police. The report states that the four-vehicle crash involved a semi-truck and three cars. It happened about 2:20 p.m. on FM 106 near the Port of Harlingen. According to police, the driver of a commercial tractor-trailer… Read More

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