Officials identify victim of fatal 18-wheeler crash in Gregg County

Officials identify victim of fatal 18-wheeler crash in Gregg County

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Officials have identified the victim of a fatal crash involving an 18-wheeler in Gregg County.

At about 8:06 a.m. August 1, troopers responded to a one-vehicle wreck on Interstate 20, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. They stated the crash occurred just outside of Kilgore.

Crash investigators determined the crash occurred when a 2016 Freightliner truck tractor, towing a semi-trailer traveling eastbound in the right lane on I-20 made an "abrupt lane change" to the left and went off the roadway. The truck continued down an embankment before crashing into a a large group of trees.  According to DPS, the passenger of the truck was ejected from the sleeper compartment due to the crash. The vehicle then came to a rest in the wooded area north of the eastbound lanes.

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DPS reported the passenger, Enrique Dominguez, 50, from Miami, was declared dead at the scene by Judge Telyna Carlson. The driver of the vehicle, identified by DPS as Raul Sanchez-Ramos, 58, of Hialeah, Florida, was transported to  Good Shepherd-Longview in serious condition.

The crash remains under investigation, according to DPS.

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