15.4 C
New York

Two dead after motorist attempts u-turn in front of oncoming tractor trailer


Two women are dead after a motorist attempted to make a u-turn in front of an oncoming semi truck in Texas on Tuesday morning. 

The accident happened on October 18th in the Upper Valley, El Paso, Texas at around 8:50 a.m.

According to El Paso Times, 37-year-old Michelle Lira was driving a 2016 Ford Fusion eastbound on Artcraft when she attempted to make a u-turn in front of an oncoming westbound semi truck driven by 30-year-old Michael Thomas Denney. 

Lira failed to yield to the semi truck with the right-of-way and the car was struck by the oncoming truck. The truck plowed directly into the side of the car, crushing it and killing Lira and 59-year-old passenger Blanca Lira. 

The identities of those involved were not released until Thursday, October 20th. No further information has been released.


Get the hottest daily trucking news

This Week in Trucking