DPS identify man killed in early morning crash in Shelby County

DPS identify man killed in early morning crash in Shelby County

SHELBY COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - The Texas Department of Public Safety have identified a man killed in a crash in Shelby County early Saturday.

According to a press release, DPS investigated a major crash on U.S. 59 just south of Tenaha.

At around 1:40 a.m. Saturday, a 2017 Peterbilt truck tractor semi-trailer was traveling south on US 59. The Peterbilt reportedly swerved to the left to avoid a tree that had fallen into the roadway and drove into the northbound lanes and struck a 2002 Sterling truck tractor semi-trailer head-on. The Sterling truck tractor semi-trailer then caught fire.

The press release said the driver of the Sterling truck tractor is identified as 68-year-old Joseph Cargal from Conroe, TX. Cargal was pronounced deceased at the scene by a Shelby County Justice of the Peace.

DPS said the driver of the Peterbilt is identified as 57-year-old David Forehand from El Lago, TX. Forehand was transported to a Nacogdoches hospital and later transported to a Tyler hospital for treatment.

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