Texas Truck Driver Killed in Louisiana 18 Wheeler Accident

An 18 wheeler accident in Caddo Parish, Louisiana left a Waskom, Texas truck driver dead on Tuesday, when he truck was struck by another 18 wheeler on Highway 79 near Relay Station.

Police identified the truck driver killed in the 18 wheeler accident as 56-year-old James Lee Harvill.

According to officials, the accident occurred when the driver of an 18 wheeler truck owned by Frac Tech was traveling too closely to another Frac Tech truck, which, in turn, struck Harvill’s truck.

Police said they may issue citations against the truck driver who was following too closely, causing the 18 wheeler accident. Officials identified that driver as 25-year-old Larry Gatson of Spearsville, Louisiana.

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