Nederland teen dies after being rear ended by 18-wheeler on I-10

Nederland teen dies after being rear ended by 18-wheeler on I-10

Update: On August 14, at about 10:30 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a multiple vehicle crash on I-10 in Jefferson County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release. The crash occurred near the Hamshire Road exit.

Preliminary reports indicate that a 2000 Lexus passenger vehicle was stopped in the outside traffic lane of I-10 Eastbound. The driver of a 2012 Volvo truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling eastbound on the Interstate and did not see the stopped vehicle in the roadway.

The 18-wheeler collided with the Lexus and struck a construction barrier before coming to rest. The driver of the Lexus, Destiny Burk, 18, of Nederland, was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Ray Chesson. The 29 year old driver of the truck tractor of Las Vegas, Nevada, was not injured in this crash. 

All eastbound traffic lanes were shutdown for approximately three hours, but have since reopened. At this time, DPS Troopers are examining all the evidence collected at the crash scene to determine the exact factors that contributed to this fatal crash.

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On August 14, at about 10:30 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) responded to a multiple vehicle crash on I-10 in Jefferson County. The crash occurred near the Hamshire Road exit.

Initial reports indicate that a multiple vehicle crash occurred in the eastbound traffic lanes. At this time, DPS Troopers have not determined the exact factors that contributed to this crash.

DPS can confirm that one person has died as a result of this crash. The deceased victim is a 29-year-old male from Nevada. His name will not be released until the next of kin has been notified.

All eastbound traffic lanes were shutdown for approximately three hours, but have since reopened.

- Texas DPS

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