DEADLY CRASH – A Bedford man died from injuries sustained in a crash Thursday on U.S. 81/287.
The driver of a tractor trailer died at John Peter Smith Hospital in
Fort Worth Thursday from injuries sustained in an early morning
two-vehicle accident on U.S. 81/287 just north of Farm Road 407.
Juan Jasso, 36, of Bedford died in the emergency room of the hospital after being flown there by medical helicopter.
Department of Public Safety Trooper Patrick Garcia said the tractor
trailer hauling a tanker with diesel and a white Mercury Montego were
northbound on U.S. 81/287.
“We’re not sure why [the truck driver] took evasive action,” Garcia
said. “The 18-wheeler lost control, started into a side roll, struck the
passenger car from the rear and then proceeded to roll into the
The driver of the tractor trailer was flown to JPS where he died. The
driver of the Mercury, Joe Frerichs, 21, of Bowie was taken to JPS by
ambulance and suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Diesel leaked out of the tanker following the crash. Crews were
brought in to clean up the leaked material. Another crew worked into the
evening Thursday to remove soil from the median.
The accident occurred shortly before 5 a.m. and snarled traffic in
both directions on U.S. 81/287 for several hours. Northbound traffic was
diverted onto the service road at FM 407 for several miles.
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