Stephenville Man Killed in Highway 36 Crash Near Gatesville
A man was killed Monday night after his sedan was crushed under a tractor-trailer near Gatesville.
Gatesville police identified the man Tuesday night as 30-year-old James Richard Lucas of Stephenville. Lucas was driving south in the 400 block of North State Highway 36 around 11 p.m. Monday when his 1998 Honda Accord drifted into the northbound lane and collided with the trailer of an 18-wheeler. Police said Tuesday that Lucas’ vehicle was pulled underneath the back axles of the trailer.
Lucas was declared dead at the scene. The driver of the truck was uninjured. Authorities closed the highway for three hours as they conducted an investigation.