Police say “failure to control speed” and/or “driver inattentiveness” may have contributed to the wreck Feb. 9th on U.S. Highway 87 South.
Blanton Gregg Parack, 57, of Goliad, was driving a 2009 GMC welding pick-up truck when he rear-ended a tractor-trailer. The welding truck burst into flames upon impact. The collision occurred at 3:32 p.m.
Investigating officer, Trooper Nick Diamond, of the Department of Public Safety said, “There were no skid marks showing braking before the accident, and witnesses reported observing the truck traveling at a speed exceeding the posted limit”
Bill Robinson, DeWitt County justice of the peace Precinct 2, pronounced the driver dead at 3:45 p.m.
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