“Man Killed in 18-Wheeler Crash in Troy, Texas”

By | July 21, 2023

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A tragic accident occurred in Troy, Texas early Thursday morning, resulting in the death of a man. The accident involved a single vehicle, an 18-wheeler, which crashed in the 200 block of S. Central Avenue. The driver of the 18-wheeler, identified as Raul Omar Campos Jr., 30, was pronounced dead at the scene.

According to authorities, the accident happened around 4 a.m. on the I-35 service road. An initial investigation revealed that the trailer of the vehicle struck a guardrail, causing the 18-wheeler to cross a grass median and turn on its side before sliding to a stop. Tragically, the cab of the vehicle caught fire and was engulfed in flames.

The reasons behind the crash are still under investigation, and authorities are working to determine what led to this tragic incident. Campos was the sole occupant of the vehicle, and no other vehicles or individuals were involved.

Emergency services responded promptly to the scene, with the Troy Police Department, Bell County Sheriff’s Department, and the Troy Volunteer Fire Department all providing assistance. The cleanup of the accident scene took most of the day, and the service road was finally cleared for traffic in the late afternoon.

This unfortunate accident serves as a reminder of the dangers that can arise on the road. It is crucial for drivers to remain vigilant and adhere to traffic regulations at all times to ensure their safety and the safety of others. Our thoughts and condolences go out to the family and friends of Raul Omar Campos Jr. during this difficult time..

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