Motorist Killed After Making U-Turn Into The Path Of Big Rig
Randall County, Texas – Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS) officials have confirmed the driver of a passenger vehicle perished on Tuesday after colliding with a big rig while attempting a u-turn on Loop 335.
According to TxDPS the accident occurred at approximately 4:08 p.m.
Investigators said 62-year-old Vickie Capps, of Amarillo, was driving south on Binder Street as 52-year-old Prosper Kodzo, of San Antonio, was operating a tractor-trailer eastbound on South Loop 335 near Binder Street, when Capps attempted to make a u-turn.
Officials said Capps traveled into the main lanes of South Loop 335 and into the path of the semi.
Capps was crushed as the big rig collided into the driver’s side.
She was sadly pronounced dead on the scene.
Investigators have not filed any charges at this time and have not indicated any are pending.
However, TxDPS did say the crash is still under investigation.
Transportation Nation Network will continue to monitor new developments.
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