Hereford, TX (7/10/2020) – A man is dead and another man is injured after a wreck in Hereford Thursday morning.
The accident happened on US 60 and County Road 8 around 8:45 a.m. According to DPS, a Chevrolet Silverado towing a flatbed trailer driven by 66-year-old Alfred Sanders was headed east on the outside lane of US 60. A piece of equipment fell off the trailer and then Sanders attempted an illegal left turn into the crossover. He crossed into the path of a Freightliner semi-truck driven by 56-year-old Alfredo Garcia.
Garcia was unable to avoid the pickup and struck the Silverado on the driver’s side. The Silverado came to rest on its wheels in the south barrow ditch. The semi-truck came to a stop in a south barrow ditch near US 60.
Sanders was pronounced dead on scene.
Garcia was taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Crash investigators will review all factors that may have led up to the accident and police reports will be made available in fourteen days.
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Source: ABC Amarillo
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