One Dead, One Injured After 18-Wheeler Accident

FAIRFIELD (September 10, 2012)-Officials were called to the scene of an accident at mile marker 206 on I-45 about 8 miles north of Fairfield at 1:37 p.m. Monday afternoon.

38-year-old Johnny L. Reffitt was driving an 18-wheeler north on I-45 when he came upon a construction vehicle painting roadway lines.

The construction vehicle, driven by 39-year-old Humble resident Marcus Douglas Martin, was stopped with its caution lights on when Reffitt hit it from behind.

Reffitt was pronounced dead at the scene by Justice of the Peace Shirley Mayes.

His body was taken to the Griffin-Roughton Funeral Home in Corsicana after next-of-kin was notified.

Martin was taken to the East Texas Medical Center Fairfield and is in good condition.

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