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 September 22, 2022 1:39pm EDT
Texas tractor trailer truck careens off overpass, driver killed in fiery crash
Gustavo Rodriguez Gomez, 71, was the driver of the truck in Texas

By Pilar Arias | Fox News

The man behind the wheel of an 18-wheeler that flew off a freeway overpass in north Texas before the truck burst into flames has been identified.

Gustavo Rodriguez Gomez, 71, was the driver of the tractor-trailer at the Fairview-Allen border around 3 p.m. Tuesday, the Collin County Medical Examiner confirmed to FOX 4.

Video captured by another driver who wishes to remain anonymous shows the truck flipping over a concrete guard rail on US-75 near Stacy Road.

Allen police say the big rig collided with another vehicle while heading north on 75, causing the 18-wheeler to fly off the right side of the overpass.


Gomez died on scene. No one else was injured.

"Gomez's wife, Helen Torres, told WFAA Wednesday afternoon that her husband had been delivering mail for the USPS to Missouri. She said that he had driven for Bancroft and Sons Transportation and that the company had been contracted to make the delivery," the TV station reports.

Torres added that her husband had been driving with the company for nearly 21 years.

Bancroft and Sons Transportation has reportedly offered to pay for Gomez's funeral.

https://www.foxnews.com/us/texas-tractor-trailer-truck-careens-overpass-driver-killed-fiery-crash
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Just damn.  RIP sir.

I see auto drivers treating truckers like $h!t all the time...wouldn't surprise me one bit if that's the case here.
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RIP, indeed. No way to survive the way that cab landed.
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Just damn.  RIP sir.

I see auto drivers treating truckers like $h!t all the time...wouldn't surprise me one bit if that's the case here.
If it was some moron driver forcing him to avoid that caused the accident I hope there will be someone with a dashcam that caught the event so they can be charged. If the trucker had a coronary or stroke I don't think they will be able to tell after that impact and fire. But yes, RIP.
I have seen two axle fools deliberately put Truckers at risk, sometimes trying an insurance scam, but I have also seen truckers make hostile moves of two axles too. I think you have to have a special mindset to drive a big rig with tons of cargo in traffic with all the idiots on the road.