Tuesday morning, DPS troopers investigated a crash involving an 18-wheeler on U.S. 59 near FM 2021.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 1993 International truck tractor semi-trailer had merged onto U.S. 59 from FM 2021 and was traveling south in the outside lane when it was struck from behind by a 2014 Peterbilt truck tractor semitrailer.
The driver of the 1993 International was identified as 53-year-old Rickey Sessum, of Lufkin. The driver of the 2014 Peterbilt was as 69-year-old Richard Hooker from Malvern, Arkansas.
Sessum was reportedly not injured as a result of the crash.
Hooker was transported from the scene to Woodland Height’s Hospital in Lufkin for treatment.
This crash remains under investigation.