One dead in single 18-wheeler crash in Polk County

News
18-wheeler rollover_1559614848546.jpg.jpg

POLK COUNTY, Texas (KETK) – Texas DPS has released the names in an 18-wheeler crash that left one dead and one injured on Saturday.

Investigation reports revealed a Kenworth 18-wheeler was traveling south at 1:00 a.m. when the truck drove off the roadways and into the grassy median where it overturned, spilling a load of lumber.

The driver was identified as Leross Sykes, 47, from Natchitoches, Louisianna. Sykes was transported to a Conroe hospital by a helicopter for treatment.

A passenger in the 18-wheeler was ejected and identified as Vernechor Louicious, 45. Louicious was pronounced dead at the scene by Polk County Justice of the Peace.

The crash remains under investigation.

Copyright 2019 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Right Now

Community Calendar

Don't Miss

KETK Twitter & Facebook