Fatal 2-Vehicle Accident on I-20 in Eastland County

A Breckenridge man was killed Thursday in a two-vehicle accident on I-20 in Eastland County.

According to DPS Sgt Fred Biddle, Christopher Lawren Whitehead, 45, of Breckenridge was headed east on I-20 when the pickup he was driving hydroplaned on the wet roadway, crossed the median and struck a westbound semi-truck near the 362 mile marker east of the Hwy 16 Strawn exit. The accident occurred just after 3 p.m. on Thursday.

The driver of the semi-truck was transported to Texas Health Harris Hospital in Stephenville with serious injuries.

A passenger in Whitehead’s pickup was treated and released from Eastland Memorial Hospital.

The crash is under investigation.

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