East Texas man killed after concrete pump truck collapse

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SMITH COUNTY, TX (KETK) – A man has died after a concrete pump truck collapsed just off Interstate 20 in East Texas Wednesday morning.

Smith County officials say 48-year-old Jose Pena Garcia, of Texarkana, Texas was killed in the accident just before 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Garcia was reportedly pouring concrete at the hose end of the boom when the weight shifted, causing the entire apparatus to become unbalanced and leading to the boom striking him in the head.

Officials at the scene say some of Garcia’s family members were working with him on site when the collapse occurred.

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