SHELBY COUNTY, TX – Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
Troopers investigated this morning a two vehicle fatal crash on US 59, about two
miles north of Timpson.
The preliminary crash investigation indicates at approximately 8:40 a.m., a 2006
Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer was reportedly making a U-Turn on US 59 in
an attempt to travel south. A 2009 Ford pickup, also traveling south, struck the side
of the trailer being towed by the truck tractor.
The driver of the Kenworth is identified as Jose Luna, 32, from Houston, TX. Luna
was not reported as being injured as a result of the crash.
The driver of the Ford is identified as Johnathon Martin Jr., 30, from Timpson.
Martin was transported from the scene of the crash to a hospital in Center and was
later pronounced deceased.
This crash remains under investigation. No additional information is available at