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

by Chris Von Wald | January 12th, 2023 | 18 Wheelers, Blog

One dead following Military Highway accident

LOS INDIOS — Los Indios police say one man was killed in a January 11 major accident at the intersection of US Highway 281 (Military Highway) and Rangerville Rd. According to Los Indios Police Chief Eddie Mendoza, a man driving a Nissan Altima collided with an 18-wheeler at about 11:30 a.m. Mendoza confirmed the identity… Read More

by Benjamin Treviño | November 9th, 2022 | 18 Wheelers, Blog, Recent News

Tanker truck rollover on I-35 leaves driver in critical condition

LA SALLE COUNTY, TX – One man was left critically injured when the cargo tanker he was driving blew a front tire and the vehicle rolled over several times. The accident happened November 4 at around 10 a.m. on I-35 about 100 miles south of San Antonio. According to the Texas Department of Public Safety… Read More

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