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1 Killed, 3 Hurt When 18-Wheeler Swerves to Miss Cow on SH 34 in Kaufman County

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via inforney.com: KAUFMAN COUNTY, Texas — One person was killed and three others were injured early Friday morning after an 18-wheeler swerved to miss a cow on State Highway (SH) 34 in a rural area between Terrell and Kaufman in Kaufman County, Texas.

The accident occurred around 4 a.m. when the 18-wheeler, a United Van Lines moving truck driving southbound on SH 34 swerved to miss a cow in the road. The 18-wheeler overturned, crossed the northbound lane, and struck a line of trees and a barbed-wire fence.

According to Texas Department of Public Safety Staff Sergeant Kyle Bradford there were four people inside the truck-tractor at the time of the crash. One person was pronounced deceased on scene. One person was airlifted to a Dallas-area hospital in what was described as extremely critical condition and a third was extricated from under a tree and taken by ground ambulance in critical condition and the fourth person was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

 

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