Driver of disabled vehicle killed in crash on I-20 in Parker County
The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident that occurred Wednesday night along Interstate 20 in west Parker County.
Authorities say a 25-year-old man was driving when he hit a guardrail and his vehicle became disabled in the traffic lanes of the highway. No lights or emergency flashers were initiated, according to officials.
A 21-year-old man from Mansfield was also driving his vehicle on westbound Interstate 20 and did not see the disabled vehicle in time to avoid hitting it. He rear-ended the vehicle at high speeds.
The driver of the disabled vehicle was pronounced deceased at the scene. The 21-year-old driver was treated for an injury at the scene and later released.
One of the most important things you can do if you vehicle becomes disabled on the highway is to 1) immediately turn your hazard flashing lights on to alert other drivers and 2) call 9-1-1 to inform emergency services of your location (especially if you are injured). The faster police can get to you the safer you will be.