Athens Review, Athens, Texas

October 14, 2013

Car hits tractor trailer

No injuries reported at scene in Athens

Kathi Nailling
The Athens Review

Athens — ATHENS – An afternoon wreck on Friday trapped a driver and passenger in their car. A 2005 International Truck Tractor driven by Orlando Casaca, 46, of Dallas,  and a 2001 Hyundai driven by John Root, 53, of Murchison, collided on Flatcreek Road in Athens.

According to Athens Police reports, Casaca was driving the truck tractor west on Farm-to-Market 2495 shortly before 1 p.m. when the accident occurred.  The report states Casaca was preparing to make a left turn. The police report said Casaca made an improper left turn, and turned into the Hyundai driven by Root.  The Hyundai was also traveling west on FM 2495.

The occupants of the Hyundai,  including the passenger, Diane Root, 53, of Murchison, were released from being trapped in the car and transported by EMS to a local hospital. According to reports, they were both treated and released with no injuries.

Casaca, the driver of the International Truck Tractor was not hurt in the accident.