ANGELINA COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - One person has died in a two-vehicle wreck involving an 18-wheeler and a passenger car that occurred Wednesday afternoon on State Highway 147 in Angelina County, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety.
Reports state the person killed was identified as 53- year- old Roger Pipkins of Houston. Initial crash reports state Pipkins was driving a 2016 Ford Escape, and attempted to make a U-turn from State Highway 147 onto Allen Street, about three miles east of Zavalla, Texas.
A 2016 Peterbuilt truck tractor was eastbound and struck the passenger side of Pipkins car.
DPS reports said Pipkins was the only occupant of the vehicle, and was not wearing his seat belt. Reports also state he was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Grubbs.
The driver of the truck tractor, 32-year-old Matthew Tarver of San Augustine, was not injured in the crash, the report states.
Trooper Stephanie Dark, a DPS spokeswoman, said that troopers responded to the wreck at about 2:30 p.m. Wednesday. She said initial reports indicate the wreck involved an 18-wheeler and a passenger car.
A release said all information is preliminary and there are no further details to be released.