Identities confirmed: Fatal semi-truck wreck kills 2 on I-20 in Abilene

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Identities confirmed: Fatal semi-truck wreck kills 2 on I-20 in Abilene

by: Karley Cross

Posted: May 9, 2022 / 10:35 PM CDT

Updated: May 10, 2022 / 10:12 AM CDTSHARE

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – Abilene Police say the driver of an 18-wheeler involved in a fatal wreck Monday afternoon is in critical condition at a local hospital. It was previously reported that all three people involved had died.UPDATED: 2 lives lost in Abilene wreck on I-20

At mile marker 292 on I-20, a wreck involving an 18-wheeler and a pickup truck took place just after 4:00 p.m., killing driver, William Dixon, Jr., 65, of Las Cruces, New Mexico and passenger, 57-year-old Lori Courtney, also of Las Cruces. They were both pronounced dead at the scene. 43-year-old Freddie Brown, Jr., of Chicago, driving the semi-truck is in critical condition.

Police reported that Brown was traveling west on I-20 when the truck left the roadway and veered into the center median, into oncoming eastbound traffic.APD Chaplains step in after multiple traffic fatalities across Abilene

More details and investigations are ongoing. KTAB/KRBC will release more information as it becomes available.

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