Number of Vehicles in Crash: 2 Number of Injured: 0 Number killed: 1
Date & Time: 1/7/2022 10:32 PM
Location: IH-20, approximately 1.5 miles west of Kilgore, TX.
Posted Speed Limit: 75 mph
Vehicle 1: 2004 Mazda Tribute
Vehicle 2: 2021 Kenworth towing a trailer
Driver 1: Deceased
Linda Blaney, female, 68 YOA, of Shreveport, LA.
Pronounced by: Judge Robbie Cox on scene.
Jeremy Ragle, male, 40 YOA, of Emory, TX.
Preliminary investigation indicates Unit 1 was in the inside lane of IH-20 eastbound disabled from what appears to be a previous single-vehicle crash. Unit 2 and towed trailer was traveling eastbound on IH-20 in the inside lane. Unit 2 struck Unit 1. Unit 1 caught fire and was fully engulfed in flames.
Weather Condition: Clear
Road Conditions: Dry
Investigated By: Trooper Keifer Bounds, DPS Jefferson