Double 18-wheeler crash catches fire and kills Texas man

Oglesby truck driver died Tuesday morning in a fiery crash with an 18-wheeler just west of Tyler on Highway 31.

The truck driver was 55-year-old Steven Wayne Richter who drove for Con-way Freight according to police officer Don Martin.

Tyler police, fire and EMS responded to a call around 5 a.m. Tuesday that reported a crash and fire involving two 18-wheelers.

One truck struck the other in the back causing it to jackknife into the grassy median. The crash caused a fire to the second truck, according to Martin.

The driver of the first truck tried to get to the Richter, but was unable to because of the fire. The first truck driver was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.


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