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Crash Proves Deadly


March 3, at approximately 5:20 p.m., Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) troopers investigated a two-vehicle fatality crash on SH 84 about five and a half miles West of Joaquin.  The preliminary crash investigation indicates a 2014 Kia Soul was stopped on SH 84 waiting to turn left into a private drive when it was struck from behind by a 2014 Kenworth truck tractor semi-trailer. After the initial collision, the truck tractor semi-trailer drove off the roadway to the right, overcorrected back to the left and subsequently overturned.  The driver of the Kia is identified as 17-year-old Baylee Brookshire from Logansport LA. Brookshire was reportedly transported to a hospital in Louisiana by private vehicle for precautionary measures.  The driver of the truck tractor semi-trailer was identified as 61-year-old Kenneth Wheeler from Sibley LA. Wheeler was pronounced deceased at the scene by Justice of the Peace Margie Anderson at 6:15 p.m.  This crash remains under investigation.

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