Driver killed after hitting garbage truck head-on in Polk County

POLK COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A person has died after driving on the wrong side of the road and hitting a garbage truck Tuesday afternoon in Polk County.

DPS investigators are still trying to identify the driver who died at the scene.

According to the DPS report, someone was driving a 1999 GMC pickup westbound on US 190, about one mile east of Livingston, on the wrong side of the road when it struck a 2001 Western sanitation truck.

Both vehicles caught fire and burned upon impact.

The driver of the garbage truck, Jason Ferguson, 36, of Moscow, was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

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