Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 0 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 12/07/2021 4:45 AM
Location: US 271, approximately 400 feet north of Pittsburg, TX
Posted Speed Limit: 65 mph
Vehicle 1: 2017, Freightliner, truck-tractor towing a semi-trailer
Vehicle 2: 2010, Chevrolet, Malibu
Edward Salazar, male, 59 YOA, of Kilgore, TX.
Driver 2: Deceased
Luis Arellano Velazquez, male, 23 YOA, of Hughes Springs, TX.
Pronounced by: J.P. Harold Kennington, at UT-Health East Texas – Pittsburg.
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 and towed trailer were traveling north on US 271 in the outside lane. Unit 2 was also traveling north on US 271 in the outside lane. Unit 2 failed to control speed and struck the back of the towed trailer.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Sandy Taylor, DPS Gilmer