Person dies in fiery crash near Freer
FREER - A driver of a Mitsubishi SUV lost control Monday morning and slammed into a parked semi-truck, causing the vehicles to burst into flames and killing the Mitsubishi driver, according to DPS Sgt. Nathan Brandley .
Troopers are investigating the crash, which occurred at 8:37 a.m. four miles west of Freer.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of the Mitsubishi was traveling northeast on US Highway 59 when the driver failed to maintain a single lane and traveled across the oncoming lane of travel and onto the grassy shoulder, striking a parked unoccupied Freightliner truck tractor semi-trailer, Brandley said.
The vehicles were engulfed in flames.
The driver was unrecognizable and medical records were requested to provide the identity of the driver. The driver's name will be released upon positive identification.