A 7-year old boy was killed in an accident involving a collision between a pair of 18-wheelers. The accident occurred on westbound I-30 at the 122 mile marker near the League Street exit just before 10 p.m. Saturday. Sulphur Springs Police Patrol Captain Jason Ricketson told KSST News Monday morning that two 18-wheelers ran together. It is thought that the child was wearing a seatbelt.
The accident shut down westbound I-30 for some time Saturday night. The victim’s father, age 47, who was driving the 18-wheeler that was in collision with the other big rig, was injured in the collision and was treated and released at Hopkins County Memorial Hospital. The other trucker was not injured. The accident is being investigated by Officer Terry Miller, who is being assisted by the DPS.