Weather likely a factor in fatal Central Texas highway crash

The accident was reported just after 11 a.m. Friday at Highway 6 and Delmar Ranch Road between Waco and Valley Mills. (Photo by Alex Gibbs)
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VALLEY MILLS, Texas (KWTX) Weather was likely a factor in a deadly crash Friday involving a passenger car and an 18-wheeler on State Highway 6 between Waco and Valley Mills.

Department of Public Safety troopers responded at around 11:20 a.m. Friday to the crash near Delmar Ranch Road south of Valley Mills.

A southbound Volkswagen sedan hydroplaned on the highway, causing the driver to lose control of the car, which crossed into the northbound lane and crashed into northbound 18-wheeler, DPS Sgt. Ryan Howard said.

The driver of the VW was identified as Tommy Davidson, 63, who died at the scene.

The driver of the 18-wheeler was taken to Ascension Providence Hospital in Waco for treatment of a possible injury.

Rain was falling in the area at the time of the crash.