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Car hauler’s improper u-turn kills log truck driver


A log truck driver was killed in a wreck involving an improper u-turn in Texas on Wednesday. 

The accident happened on October 19th in Nacogdoches, Texas on Highway 59, otherwise known as Stallings Dr. 

According to KETK News, a car hauler was heading south on Highway 59 “when it attempted to make a U-turn from an improper lane.”

An oncoming log truck driven by 61-year-old Kenneth Walker then attempted evasive maneuvers to avoid a collision with the car hauler, but collided with the car hauler anyway. A pickup truck  “also traveling south bound was struck by logs and the truck tractor.” 

Walker was pronounced dead at the scene. The truck driver in the car hauler and the motorist were not hurt in the incident. 

“All south bound lanes of traffic were rerouted for a substantial amount of time to allow for the accident reconstruction and cleanup,” officials said. The crash is still under investigation.


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