DPS identifies man killed in collision with semi-truck on Hwy 94

Source: Texas Department of Transportation
Source: Texas Department of Transportation
Updated: May. 8, 2018 at 6:56 PM CDT
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LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - TXDOT and DPS have cleared the wreck on SH 94 in Trinity County. According to TXDOT, SH 94 is now clear and reopened for traffic.

TXDOT and DPS are responding to a report of a three-vehicle wreck involving an 18 wheeler.

The wreck is reported to be 1 mile south of Apple Springs.

DPS sent a statement Tuesday afternoon regarding the wreck:

Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated this afternoon a three vehicle crash on SH 94 about one mile west of Apple Springs.

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at about 2:45 p.m., a 1997 Ford passenger car was traveling east on SH 94. The Ford reportedly crossed over the center of the roadway and struck a 2018 Toyota passenger car that was traveling west. Moments after the initial crash the Ford was then struck by an eastbound 2002 Volvo truck tractor semi-trailer. The truck tractor then overturned in the roadway.

The driver of the Ford is identified as Logan Alec, 30, from Livingston, TX.  Alec was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Trinity County Justice of the Peace.

The driver of the Toyota is identified as Kathryn Rogers, 58, from Apple Springs, TX. Rogers was transported to CHI St. Luke's Hospital in Lufkin for treatment.

The driver of the truck tractor is identified as Alan Eddins, 29, from Center, TX. Eddins was also transported to CHI St. Luke's Hospital in Lufkin for treatment.

This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at this time.

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Both lanes on State Highway 94 are said to be blocked at this time.

Traffic is being detoured on FM 358 at the southwest end and FM 357 at the east end of Apple Springs in Trinity County.

TXDOT encourages drivers to reduce their speed and prepare for delays until the scene clears.

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