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Commercial Truck Accident in Texas Claims Life

Posted On May 23, 2011 In Personal Injury

A commercial truck accident in Texas on May 1 took the life of one man, according to KLTV.com of 7KLTX in Texas, an ABC News affiliate.  The victim has been identified at 58 year-old Jerry Ray Smith of Omaha.  Smith’s truck reportedly crossed the centerline and struck an 18-wheeeler, according to a Texas State Trooper.

Smith was driving his 1999 Ford F-150 in the early morning on Highway U.S. 259 in Morris County at the time of the 18-wheeler accident.  According to officials both Smith and the commercial truck driver, Jared Woosley Wright, 28, were wearing safety belts.

Both White and Smith were transported to the Good Shepherd Medical Center.  White received treatment for a knee injury suffered in the 18-wheeler accident and Smith was pronounced dead at the hospital.

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