Two Illinois Women Killed in 18 Wheeler Rear-End Accident in Texas

Two women were killed in an 18 wheeler accident in Texas on Monday when the big rig slammed into the rear of their vehicle, police said.

The two women were identified by officials as 71-year-old Imelda Medinademacias, of Alverado and 44-year-old Silvia Macias of Chicago, Illinois.

Both of the victims of the Texas 18 wheeler accident were pronounced dead at the scene of the truck accident.

Officials on the scene reported that the driver of the truck may have failed to control his speed prior to crashing into the vehicle occupied by the women.

The driver of the 18 wheeler truck was identified as Arlington resident, Wesley Lopez, 32.

The company who owned the truck driven by Lopez was identified by authorities as 3-Star Daylighting, a company out of Cresson. The company previously made news with the involvement of one of it’s vehicles in a prior fatal accident.

The driver of the van that the two women occupied was identified as Crystal Medina, 20. Medina was transported to a local hospital for the treatment of critical injuries she endured in the truck accident on FM 917.

According to police reports, the van was stopped on FM 917 in an attempt to turn left. The truck slammed into the rear of the vehicle. Debris from the vehicle struck nearby vehicles but police did not report any additional injuries tied to the accident or debris.

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