On June 8th, 2021 at approximately 2:30 a.m., Texas Department of Public Safety Troopers were notified of a multiple vehicle crash on IH 30, just west of Spur 74 in Bowie County
Texas Highway Patrol says the preliminary investigation indicates that a 2011 Freightliner towing a trailer was westbound on IH 30. The Freightliner hit a cow and traveled across into the eastbound lane where it was struck by a 2021 Chevrolet Malibu. The trailer of the Freightliner rolled over across the eastbound lane. A 2005 Freightliner towing a trailer drove through the rolled-over trailer and caught fire. A 2020 Volvo towing trailer was also eastbound and swerved to the left to avoid the crash but struck the detached rear axle of the rolled over trailer.
The driver of the 2005 Freightliner died at the scene.
The driver of the Chevrolet was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver and passenger of the Volvo were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver of the 2011 Freightliner was not injured.