Driver killed on Toll 49 after car falls off trailer identified

UPDATE: The driver killed in Wednesday night's accident on Toll 49 has been identified as John Turner, 33, of Quitman according to Sergeant Jean Dark, DPS.
 
PREVIOUS: Emergency crews responded to a fatal two-vehicle accident around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night on Loop 49.
 
According to Texas DPS trooper Sgt. Jean Dark, a 2000 Chevrolet Silverado was traveling north on Loop 49 just north of Highway 64. A Ford pickup hauling a trailered vehicle was traveling south on Loop 49.


The trailered vehicle, a Ford Mustang, came off the towed trailer and went into oncoming traffic.

The Silverado ran into the Mustang. The driver of the Silverado was killed, and two passengers in the same vehicle were taken to ETMC. Their conditions were unknown.


The deceased driver’s name has not been released pending notification of next of kin.

The crash is under investigation.
 

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