Crash on Central Texas highway leaves one man dead
FALLS COUNTY, Texas (KWTX) – Department of Public Safety troopers were at the scene of a fatal crash Thursday evening in Falls County.
The accident happened on the Big Creek bridge on State Highway 7 near CR 181 east of Marlin.
According to Sgt. Ryan Howard with DPS, a Cadillac CTS traveling westbound slid onto eastbound lane, and crashed into a Western Star truck tractor semi-trailer traveling eastbound, causing the truck tractor semi-trailer to enter the westbound lane and crash into a Dodge 3500.
The driver of the Dodge, Donald Beaman, 63, of Thornton, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Both occupants of the Cadillac were transported to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco in critical condition.
Bridges and overpasses throughout Central Texas were icy or icing Thursday.
Dozens of accidents have been reported, most of them minor.
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