Accident on Highway 59, involving a Tractor trailer, claims the life of a Timpson man.

An accident on highway 59 between Timpson and Tenaha slowed traffic to a stop at around 9:45 a.m. DPS. Timpson Fire Department as well as TXDOT was on the scene. A blue F-150 was involved in the crash, but no other information is available at this time. We have reached out to DPS. and are awaiting more information at this time.

 

***Update from the DPS: Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) Troopers investigated this morning a two vehicle fatal crash on US 59, about two miles north of Timpson.

 

The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 8:40 a.m., a 2006 Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer was reportedly making a U-Turn on US 59 in an attempt to travel south. A 2009 Ford pickup, also traveling south, struck the side of the trailer being towed by the truck tractor. The driver of the Kenworth is identified as Jose Luna, 32, from Houston, TX. Luna was not reported as being injured as a result of the crash.

 

The driver of the Ford is identified as Johnathon Martin Jr., 30, from Timpson. Martin was transported from the scene of the crash to a hospital in Center and was later pronounced deceased. This crash remains under investigation.

 

No additional information is available at this time.