One dead in head-on collision
Nick Todaro, [email protected]
Police say a 58-year-old from Frost died Monday at about 5 p.m. when an 18-wheeler turned into his vehicle at FM 85 and Kaufman Street.
Teddy Rowe was driving north on S. Kaufman Street when a tractor-trailer rig turned east onto FM 85, said Lt. Mike Hopson, Ennis Police Department spokesman. With less than five feet of skid marks under the 18-wheeler’s tires, Hopson said his best theory was the driver of that 18-wheeler failed to notice Rowe’s vehicle until entirely too late to stop the crash. The rig hit Rowe’s truck almost head-on, focusing most of the impact in the driver’s side of the front end.
Ennis police, Ennis Fire Department crews and East Texas Medical Center ambulance workers responded, shutting down Kaufman Street near the FM 85 turn-off.
The rig driver was transported to Ennis Regional Medical Center to evaluate his condition, Hopson said.