William Edwards was killed in a crash on Interstate 20 that involved four 18-wheel semi-trailer rigs and one car on Wednesday, September 16.
Edwards was driving a 2009 Nissan that was struck by one of the 18-wheelers.
Police report that a white 2016 Kenworth pulling a load of tomatoes, driven by 23-year-old Gurwinder Singh of Carteret, New Jersey, struck a black 2009 Nissan driven by William Edwards, 66, of Plano. The Kenworth continued and struck a refrigerated trailer loaded with frozen corndogs being pulled by a 2014 Peterbilt, driven by Joshua Jones, 36, of Gilbertsville, Kentucky.
The collision peeled the right side of the Kenworth’s trailer off the frame of the trailer, partially spilling the load of tomatoes onto the roadway. The Kenworth continued and struck the left rear tire of an Intermodal trailer belonging to J.B. Hunt, being pulled by a third-party contractor out of Keller. This truck was a 2001 Freightliner, which is owned and was being operated by Tom Sayavong, 57, of Keller. The Kenworth then struck a 2007 Kenworth driven by Craig Barber, 47, of Magnolia. He was pulling an empty gasoline tanker trailer at the time.
The collision ruptured the fuel tanks on the Kenworth driven by Singh resulting in a large diesel fuel spill throughout the entire collision scene.
A female passenger of the Kenworth that initially started the collision identified herself as Fallon Wilkerson, 35, of Woodbury, New Jersey. Singh was interviewed by the Terrell Police Department criminal Investigation Division and voluntarily gave a blood sample.
The investigation is still ongoing.