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Man Dies in Accident with Semi-Tractor Trailer

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A trucking accident involving a semi-tractor trailer and a pickup truck has claimed the life of an 80-year old man on Thursday. He was pronounced dead at 2:38pm at University Hospital in San Antonio, police said.

The man had suffered lacerations to his head and left arm as a result of the crash, which happened at the intersection of Highway 46 and Farm to Market 725 around 11:33am this morning.

Traveling west on FM 725 in a white Toyota pickup, he had tried to make a left turn onto southbound Highway 46. Before he could finish the turn, he was struck by a semi-tractor trailer that was driving northbound on Highway 46, police said.

Authorities say the semi-tractor, registered to Adams Trucking Company of Livingston, Texas, was driven by a 44-year-old man of Lufkin. The truck driver was attempting to stop the semi-tractor trailer before the accident happened. He applied his brakes but he slid into the intersection hitting the pickup up truck that was trying to make a left turn.

There were visible skid and tire marks from the semi-tractor trailer. Police do not believe the speed of the trailer is a factor in the crash.