Troopers search for 18 wheeler involved in accident

Troopers search for 18 wheeler involved in accident

On August 9, at about 11:45 p.m., the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) received a report of a one vehicle crash on I-10, near the 16th Street exit, in Orange County, Sgt. Stephanie Davis said in a release.

Initial reports indicated that the driver of a 2006 Cadillac passenger vehicle was traveling westbound on I-10, lost control and struck a concrete barrier. After further investigation, DPS Troopers concluded that the driver of the Cadillac rear-ended the trailer portion of a moving truck tractor semi-trailer.

After colliding with the 18-wheeler, the driver lost control and struck a concrete barrier.

The driver, a 65-year-old man from Colorado, was transported by ambulance to St. Elizabeth's hospital with serious injuries. Houston has since been transferred to a hospital in Houston, Texas.

At this time, troopers have not located the 18-wheeler that was involved in this crash. DPS is asking anyone with information in regards to this crash to contact the Orange DPS Office at (409) 883-0274.

All information is preliminary as this crash remains under investigation.

- Texas DPS

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