SMITH COUNTY, TX : Henderson man dies in 2-vehicle wreck on I-20 in Smith County on Friday, 29th January 2021
A Henderson man died in a two-vehicle wreck involving an 18-wheeler that occurred on Interstate 20 in Smith County Friday night.
According to a press release, Texas Department of Public Safety troopers responded to the wreck at about 9:46 p.m. Friday night. The crash happened about six miles northeast of Tyler.
The crash investigator’s preliminary report shows that Christopher Ladale Young, 42, was driving a Chevrolet HHR east on I-20 at low speed with its hazard lights on due to a vehicle malfunction. At the same time, a 2012 Volvo truck-tractor rig driven by Reynaldo Rafael Aparico, 38, of Kissimmee, Florida, was also headed east on I-20 and approaching the Chevrolet.
“The driver of the truck failed to control the vehicle’s speed and struck the Chevrolet,” the press release stated.
A Smith County justice of the peace pronounced Young dead at the scene. His body was taken to Harmon Funeral Home in Tyler.