NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) – A Nacogdoches man died Wednesday morning after he struck an 18-wheeler on State Highway 21 near Douglass.
The Department of Public Safety temporarily
closed that section of the highway as troopers investigate. It was
re-opened around noon.
According to the report, the
accident occurred around 7 a.m. Wednesday when the driver of the
18-wheeler, Douglas H. Ayala, 43, of Houston, apparently lost control of
his vehicle, went into the westbound lane and hit an oncoming Chevy
pickup truck, driven by Daniel W. Rhodes, 63, of Nacogdoches. Rhodes
died on the scene.
Ayala is listed in good condition at a Nacogdoches hospital