RIVERSIDE, TX (KTRE) - A Nacogdoches man died after hydroplaning into an 18-wheeler on State Highway 19 in Riverside Monday morning.
Robert Kirk Owens, 43, died at 11:41 a.m. His passenger, Courtney Todd Allen, 42, of Nacogdoches, is in a Houston hospital.
According to the DPS report, Owens was driving a 2013 Ford Taurus when he lost control due to the wet road conditions and went into the northbound lane and crashed into a 2014 Kenwroth truck tractor semi-trailer, driven by Andrew Curt Muse, 23, of Pattison. He was taken to a Huntsville hospital with unknown injuries.
All three were wearing seatbelts.