Plano Woman Killed by 18 Wheeler Debris on I-20

Posted By The Carlson Law Firm || 26-Jul-2013

Debris from an 18 wheeler truck traveling on I-20 left a mother dead when it struck her SUV while she traveled behind the big rig, police said.

The you mother was identified as 33-year-old Plano resident Zackquelyn Johnson. Her children were traveling with her at the time of the 18 wheeler accident.

According to police, the brake drum from the semi truck came loose from the rig, smashing into the windshield of Johnson’s Jeep Liberty SUV. As a result of the wayward 18 wheeler debris, Johnson lost control of the Jeep and leave the roadway.

Johnson was transported to the hospital with serious injuries. She later passed away as a result. Her 1-year-old child was also injured in the I-20 accident. That child was still recently listed in the hospital.

The driver of the truck which sparked the car wreck did not stop at the scene of the accident.

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