Tommy Bates Dies in Semi-Truck Accident on US 380 [Wichita Falls, TX]

Tommy Bates Dies in Semi-Truck Accident on US 380 [Wichita Falls, TX]

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Tommy Bates Dies in Semi-Truck Accident on US 380 [Wichita Falls, TX]

80-Year-Old Man Pronounced Dead after Big-Rig Collision near Bryson

WICHITA FALLS, TX (April 1, 2024) – Friday morning, Tommy Bates was fatally injured in a semi-truck accident on US 380.

The incident happened just before 8:00 a.m., at US 380 on March 22nd.

Officers report that the driver of a semi-truck began backing up unsafely while crossing into the eastbound lane. Bates, driving an eastbound pickup-truck, struck the semi-truck as a result.

Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medical personnel later pronounced 80-year-old Bates, of Graham dead at the scene.

Emergency crews closed off the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties.

At this time, an active investigation to determine further information is still currently underway. Once available, more details will be provided about the fatal pickup-truck vs semi-truck accident on US 380.


Our warm and sincerest sympathies go out to the friends and family of Tommy Bates during this devastating time.


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