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Fatal Semi Accident Shuts Down Sherman Highway

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On Thursday December 12, 2013 just before 7:00 a.m. the Sherman Police Department received a phone call of a major accident at US Hwy 75 northbound at Loy Lake Road.  A semi truck, traveling northbound had left the roadway, struck the guardrail and ran into the concrete pillar of the Loy Lake Road overpass.  Initial reports were that the cab of the truck had caught fire and the driver was carrying hazardous material.  It was later learned that the cab did not catch fire.  It was the release of fluids (gas, oil, and coolant) that caused it to look like the cab was on fire.  The only hazardous material released was the gas, oil, coolant, and other fluids from the cab of the truck.

It appears that the driver was northbound on Hwy 75 in the right lane and hit a patch of ice, causing him to lose control and leave the roadway.  The driver of the truck died at the scene.  He was identified as 34 year old Marvin Kingdon, who had recently moved to Texas, but was originally from California. 

 As of this email, Hwy 75 northbound is still shutdown at the Loy Lake Road exit.  The Loy Lake Road bridge is shut down due to concerns of structural damage to the overpass.  TXDOT is inspecting the damage to the overpass to make sure it is safe.