Texas DPS troopers are investigating a two-vehicle fatal crash that took the life of a DeBerry man Monday night in Harrison County.
Monday night at around 9:45 p.m., DPS troopers responded to the scene of a fatal accident at the intersection of FM 9 and FM 451, about 2.3 miles north of the city of Panola.
According to a preliminary investigation, 26-year-old Domanic Rashun Davis was driving a 2010 Kenworth 18-wheeler truck on Farm-to-Market Road 451 when he stopped and turned left onto FM 9. As Davis was attempting to complete the turn, a 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche pickup truck headed south, driven by 65-year-old Andrew David Henry (of Deberry), struck the tractor trailer in the southbound lane of FM 9.
Andrew Henry was pronounced dead at the scene by Pct. 1 Justice of the Peace Judge Nancy George, and his body was transported to Meadowbrooks Funeral Home in Marshall.
According to DPS spokesperson Sgt. Jean Dark, the crash remains under investigation.
I’m eager to see what the official investigation reveals, as the circumstances seem to indicate that this fatal truck accident was the result of the 18-wheeler driver’s failure to yield.
If you look at the intersection in Google Street View, you’ll see that this was not a four-way stop. Only vehicles traveling on FM 451 must stop and yield right of way, which is especially important for large trucks and 18-wheelers.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victim’s family. While nothing can reverse the tragedy that occurred, we hope that the investigation reveals exactly what led to this fatal accident and provides friends and family some much needed answers.