Two Truckers Killed in Pass Attempt That Went Horribly Wrong
Sonora, TX – Two Texas truckers were killed in the early morning hours on Tuesday along Interstate 10 near Sonora after a pass attempt went horribly wrong.
According to the Texas Department of Public Safety (TxDPS), Servilio L. Placeres Gonzalez, 49, of Houston, was traveling west on I-10 shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Tuesday, September 10.
Gonzales, driving a 2009 Volvo semi-truck, attempted to pass a 1997 Peterbilt, driven by 72-year-old Luis Sanchez from Sugar Land.
A preliminary investigation revealed the Volvo struck the Peterbilt’s trailer near mile marker 394.
The impact caused both vehicles to catch fire, TxDPS said.
Gonzalez and Sanchez both died at the scene from injuries sustained in the crash.
According to the release from TxDPS, it is unknown whether either of the men were wearing seat belts at the time of the collision.
Alcohol is not considered to be a factor, TxDPS stated.
TxDPS said the weather was clear and the roadway was dry at the time of the crash.
The posted speed limit on I-10 where the crash occurred is 80 miles per hour.
The crash remains under investigation.