Local man dies in head-on crash with 18-wheeler

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Published: Jul. 24, 2017 at 10:10 AM CDT
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Jacob Parker, 22, of Belton, died late Sunday night when his 1989 Dodge pickup crossed the center line of FM 93 west of Belton and collided head-on with an oncoming 18-wheeler, Department of Public Safety Sgt. David Roberts said Monday.

The accident happened just after 10 p.m. Sunday about a half mile west of Belton.

Parker was eastbound when his pickup crossed into the westbound lane and struck the tractor-trailer head on.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler, Jimmy Fields, 60 of Cartwright, Okla., was taken to Scott & White Medical Center with non-incapacitating injuries, Roberts said.

The crash is under investigation.