MITCHELL COUNTY, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) – A semi-truck driver was ejected and killed on I-20 in Mitchell County, and investigators believe the crash may have been caused by a faulty tire.
Humberto Ramierz Molina, 63, of California, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash on I-20 just east of Colorado City Wednesday morning, according to a crash report from the Texas Department of Public Safety.
The report states Molina was driving his semi-truck in the westbound lanes when when he lost control, veered into the median, then crashed into a vehicle traveling east.
Molina’s semi-truck then rolled over into a ditch, ejecting him upon impact.
“A defective front tire on vehicle 1 may have contributed the crash,” the report states.
The other driver involved has been hospitalized with serious injuries.
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