Dump truck hits vehicle, kills driver near Waxahachie

The Texas Department of Public Safety is investigating a fatality accident involving an SUV and a dump truck that occurred around 7:30AM this morning outside of Waxahachie.

Multiple emergency responders were called to the scene on FM 55 at Tees Road south of the Avalon community in rural Ellis County.

Troopers say an SUV was driving south on FM 55 when the driver slowed to make a left turn onto Tees Road. A dump truck, which was driving behind the SUV, did not slow and was forced to veer left in an attempt to avoid the vehicle. The dump truck collided with the driver’s side of the SUV.

The driver of the SUV, a 38-year-old man, was killed in the crash. He lived on Tees Road not far from the accident scene.

The driver of the dump truck was transported by private vehicle to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Lanes of FM 55 were closed for several hours while crews cleared up the accident scene.